Kenneth Henry Cassens

Military
A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97128) nicknamed "Screwball Express" of the 379th Bomb Group. Printed caption on image: "Screwball Express - B-17G "Mystic M for Mike" - AAF 42-97128."

Object Number - FRE 4764 - A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97128) nicknamed "Screwball Express" of the 379th Bomb Group. Printed caption on image: "Screwball Express...

Author of Screwball Express: Authentic Biography Of A B-17G Flying Fortress Assigned To 379th Bomb Group (H) Kimbolton, England, World War II

AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC/ PUC/ EAME w/ 2 stars

* "He served nine years as a member of the Association's Board of Directors; was Chairman of the 379th Monument project for the Memorial Gardens at the 8th Air Force Heritage Museum; served as 2nd and Ist Vice President of the Association; was the Association's "copyright consultant" and most recently was the co-editor of the 379th Anthology."
* https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8337480/kenneth-henry-cassens

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39006189 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Screwball Express
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Edwarsdville, Illinois 23 May 1922

Died

28 June 2001 Ocala, Florida, USA

Buried

Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Garden of Honor Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8337480/kenneth-henry-cassens

Revisions

Date22 Dec 2021 20:18:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Added his middle name per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 8337480.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8337480/kenneth-henry-cassens

Date4 Sep 2019 18:21:55
ContributorJeanH
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Image Gallery

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:53
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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