Harry Wesley Casey

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-47498.jpeg UPL 47498 B-24 42-7556, 579BS, 392BG, 8th AF. Joe Higgins Jr crew.

Rear L-R: Thomas Sumlin, David L York, William R Cauble, Myron F Boerschinger, Raymond J Bookout, Charles A Piper.
Front L-R: Harry W Casey, Chester Broyles Jr, Perry Wharton.

Object Number - UPL 47498 - B-24 42-7556, 579BS, 392BG, 8th AF. Joe Higgins Jr crew. Rear L-R: Thomas Sumlin, David L York, William R Cauble, Myron F Boerschinger, Raymond J...

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Killed in Action (KIA).



Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 392nd Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11065707 / O-797531
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Exterminator II
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 21 August 1915 Son of Emmett Ray and Elizabeth [McWhirter] Casey.

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 19 January 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died

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

Killed in Action (KIA)

Fayette County, PA, USA

Based

Hethel 29 April 1944 Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Re-Interred Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Liege, Belgium Plot A Row 39 Grave 23

Buried/ Commemorated

Jacob's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery McClellandtown, Fayette County, PA Memorialised Jacob's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery McClellandtown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania

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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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