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Harry W Casey

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28676

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by 15 E/A over Bremen on return journey. Lost about 10ft of port wing with both port engines knocked out and a fire started in the bomb bay, crew baled out, with...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 21 August 1915

Son of Emmett R and Elizabeth Casey.

Lived in Fayette County, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted Pennsylvania, USA 18 January 1942
Based Hethel 1943 – 29 April 1944

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF.

Died Dümmer, Germany 29 April 1944

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 14:39:05 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 14:37:51 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4494 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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