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2ndLt Zizlavsky - 1942

There were several news articles related to Zizlavsky:

The Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep., 1942, reported that Joseph F. Zizlavsky had been awarded a commission as a Second Lieutenant, 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zizlavsky of New Buffalo, Michigan.

The Miami Daily News, 30 Dec., 1943, wrote "DFC's to 5 U.S. Airmen in India" - NEW DELHI, India, Dec. 20 - (By Mail) (AP) - Five members of an American medium bombardment group have been awarded Distinguished Flying Crosses for "extraordinary achievement" while participating in combat missions totalling more than 200 hours, during which exposure to enemy fire was probable and expeted. They are ... Liuet. Joseph F. Zizlavsky of New Buffalo, Michigan... .

The Battle Creek Enquirer, 21 Jan., 1944, listed War Casulaties, to include: Asiatic area - Lieut. Joseph F. Zizlavsky, New Buffalo.

The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Mich., 19 Dec. 1944, wrote "Train Wrecks Car, Motorist Unhurt" - New Buffalo, Dec. 19 - Joseph Zizlavsky, RFD 2, New Buffalo, yesterday afternoon escaped death when his auto was struck and badly damaged by a Michigan Central train on the Lakeside road and M-60 crossing. Zizlavsky is quoted as saying he did not see the oncoming train in time to avert a collision. The train carried the car a considerable distance down the track. State Trooper Hays from the New Buffalo post investigated the accident.