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Sherman H Cassidy

Military

WIA on Brunswick German on 8 May 1944

Service

People

  • Paul Kingsley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Brunswick, Germany. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 11 January 1916
Lived in Brooklyn, NY, USA 1942
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 8 August 1942
Crashed Frettenham, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 8 May 1944

There is one thing that happened that I remember very clearly indeed. I remember looking up from where I was kneeling beside one of the airmen and seeing walking towards me through the wreckage, smoke, and flames one of the airmen, he looked just like a ghost, he seemed to me to be about six foot tall. He had taken his flying helmet off and was carrying it, he appeared to have, as far as I can remember, very light or blonde hair. He didn’t seem to be injured in any way at that time to me. I think he was the upper turret gunner and had been thrown out of the plane, right across the common, landing in a very large bush, which cushioned his fall, escaping serious injury. What happened to him later I don’t know. (the airman was Cassidy) - excerpt from Derek Hewitt who at 14 helped his father pull the injured crew away from the burning wreckage

Died Sparta Township, NJ, USA 14 July 1989

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2016 00:59:43 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, awards, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crew42kingsley.htm
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 12:31:35 usxpat Changes to service number, awards, place associations and media associations
Sources

458bg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history & 458bg.com, Kingsley  crew, crew member list & picture included

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