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Frank L Casey

Military

Flew on B-17G #43-38044 'Piccadilly Lilley'.

Born December 16,1919 Cave Spring,Georgia.

The last 10 years of his life he lived in Cedartown, Georgia close to his daughter.
Frank died November 3,2013. His funeral was held at the FBC Cedartown. He is buried at the local cemetery in Cave Spring, GA.

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38044 Piccadilly Lilley

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 13/7/44; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F-D] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Cecil Parker, Tom Floyd, Leroy Enders, Floyd Pointon,...

  • 43-39068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [2C-C] Lavenham 6/12/44. Battle damaged over Frankfurt on 8/1/45 with Pilot Frank L. Casey, and crash landed at St Margaret's, Dover, U.K. All crew OK. Salvaged on 11/1/45.

Associated Place

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cedartown, Georgia

Born December 16,1919 Cave Spring,Georgia
The last 10 years of his life he lived in Cedartown, Georgia close to his daughter.
Frank died November 3,2013 Funeral at the FBC Cedartown. Buried at the local cemetery in Cave Spring, GA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2014 20:42:25 Georgia Changes to service number and awards
Sources

Millard Greer
109 Ellen Hand Circle
Cedartown, Georgia 30125

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2014 20:15:18 Georgia Changes to events
Sources

Millard Greer
109 Ellen Hand Circle
Cedaretown, Georgia 30125

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2014 14:02:49 Lucy May Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Amended the spelling of Piccadilly Lily in Casey's biography and associated him to the aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit Roster, 487th web site, friends visiting July 2011 / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/CaseyCrew.shtml , http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/Picadilly_Lilley.shtml

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