JASKIEWICZ, EDWARD SIGMUNT, Sergeant, # 13045097, USAAF
Edward S. Jaskiewicz was born on 4 January 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Vincent Jaskiewicz (1894-1977) (Grudosk, Poland) and Anna (Czychon) Jaskiewicz (1899- ) (Poland) (married 1919 in Philadelphia, PA). Siblings included Elfreda (Jaskiewicz) Sendiak (1924- ) and Stella Jaskiewicz (1932-1950).
He registered for the WWII draft on 1 July 1941, resided at 4338 Salmon St., Philadelphia, PA, employed by SKF, and described himself as 5’ 9 ½”, 160 lbs, with brown hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF on 18 December 1941 in Philadelphia, PA. He was trained to maintain and repair the mechanical systems on the C-47 Skytrain. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 27 June 1945, a C-47A, # 43-15699, assigned to 10th Air Force, 2nd Air Commando Group, 317th Troop Carrier Squadron, Ledo, India, departed the airfield at Lashio, Burma, on an operational flight in the combat area to Myitkyina North, Burma. Its last known location at 1250 hours was about 23º 35’ North & 97º 25’ East. The last to see the C-47A was Capt. Charles L. Sacks, 0-1695837. The last radio contact was with LCpl Willard Collins, 3673926. The last radio message from the C-47A was: “On course at 23º 35’ N, 97º 25’ E.” After recovery by Graves Registration from Burma and burial in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines, the remains of the crew were buried in a group ceremony (Gumble, Moore, Jaskiewicz, Bittlingmeyer, Burns & DeMing) and caskets in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky, on 23 August 1951 (Sec. F, Graves 345A-C).
His father, born 1895, served during WWI from 3 July 1918 to 25 January 1919. He was in the American Expeditionary Force in France from July 1918 to 25 January 1919.