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Kay V Cashman

Military

Killed in Action 18 July 1944 B-17 42-102422 shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed in the vicinity of Memmingen, the target of the mission.

Service

Units served with

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24485 Memphis Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-102422 Catfish

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Morrison 7/4/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 17/4/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Tim Gunn, Fuehrer, Cashman, Howland, Fischetti, Nicholas, Frieman, Odiorne, Niezgocki (9 Killed in Action);...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Died 87700 Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2018 12:10:24 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Added entry from information provided by Cashman's niece:
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/user/37919

See also MACR 7098: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28709465

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