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Leo David Cassuto

Military

Assigned 365BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. ? x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision with B-17 43-38803, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13876.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Leon Keene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned 365BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. 22* x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Oranienburg in B-17 43-38803; mid air collision with B-17 43-38803, crashed Wilsnack, Germany 10-Apr-45 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13876. ...

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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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6593

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44 Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 17/10/44; Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Leon Keene, Henry Vinum, Leo Cassuto, Ben Friedman, Alton Dodd, Leroy Elfert, Tom Wilding (7 Killed in Action); Lloyd...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA 6 February 1925

Son of David and Stella S Cassuto.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 10 April 1945
Died 10 April 1945
Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Leige, Belgium
Plot D Row 34 Grave 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 13:02:31 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29433219
https://www.fold3.com/image/29433238
https://www.fold3.com/image/657023121
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856325-leo-d-cassuto
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56357506/leo-d-cassuto

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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