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NameCerak, John P,
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusResigned
SquadronCS 15
Home TownClayton
Home StateNJ
High SchoolClayton High School, Clayton, NJ.
High School ActivitiesFootball, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Pres Natl Honor Soc Chapter
Post High SchoolNone
Academy ExperiencesSupt's List(3), Dean's List(4), Comm's List(4)
Academic Degree MajorBS Mathematics 1967¶MS NCState Univ 1968
Active Duty Assignments Before CaptureStu NC State Univ, Stu Plt Tng Laughlin AFB,TX, Plt A-37 90th AtkSq, BienHoa,RVN, Plt F-4E 308th TFSq Homestead AFB, FL. Plt RF-$E 432nd TRSq, Udorn AB Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat Information1st tour A-37 Plt,BienHoa 1968-69¶2nd tour F-4E Plt Udorn AB Thai TDY
Capture MissionF-4E struck by intense hostile fire, Crew ejected w/two good parachutes&beepers were heard
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA 27 June, 1972 Changed to "Captured" on 30 June, 1972 ¶
Capture Date6/27/1972
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi, NVN
Release Date3/28/1973
Rank at CaptureCapt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleasePlt/Capt Delta Airlines
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsDFC(3),BS,PH, AM(12)AFCM
CommentsResigned as Captain June 1973
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