He registered on February 16, 1942. After he joined the U.S. Naval Air Force on May 7th, 1942, and was sent to Pacific front before Christmas 1942. In 1943 he was stationed in Corpus Christi, TX, before going to Europe. He was also designated a Naval Aviator when in Texas.
When in Europe, he fought in Battle of Vella Lavella in October 1943, fought on Bougainville and was present during bombing of Rabaul in November 1943. During those he sank two Japanese ships, one of them during the Rabaul bombing. He was awarded with Distinguished Flying Cross.
He died in Denver, Colorado, where he was stationed, and was buried in Waco, Texas.
Cehoslovak and West newspaper, 11th February 1944 and 28th July 1944; West News, Vol. 52, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, May 8, 1942, p. 8; West News, Vol. 53, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1943, p. 1; West News, Vol. 54, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, February 4, 1944
|Date of Birth||03/01/1921|
|Date of Death||05/10/1947|
|Place of Birth||Moulton, Lavaca County, TX|
|Place of Death||Denver, Denver County, CO|
|Immigration||Grandchild to at least one Czech-born grandparent.|
|Could speak Czech||Not identified|
|Parents||August Dulak and Mary (Lobgetski) Dulak|
|Area of War||Pacific|
|Detail of Service||Marine Corps, squadron flew with the Devildogs of the Air|