Lawrence Ray Casey

Military
media-37783.jpeg UPL 37783 Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Casey of the 78th Fighter Group.

Image from Historic Duxford Research collections

Object Number - UPL 37783 - Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Casey of the 78th Fighter Group.

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France, in P-47 42-75610. The Pierre-Rose family provided cover for him at their country home, Chalet de Franc Boaisier, Tourville la Campagne, until he was liberated by American troops on August 25th 1944. Returned to UK August 27th. Evaded (EVD). MACR 5581.



Awards: DFC, AM (4 OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medal.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muscle Bound #2
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Related media

  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: UPL 73954
  • Description: Escape and Evasion report for Lawrence R Casey

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

23 October 1920 Son of F C Casey.

Based

6 April 1944 - 29 April 1944 Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Promotion

29 April 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Based

Transferred

29 April 1944 - 11 June 1944 Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Evaded

11 June 1944 - 25 August 1944 Sheltered by French family until he was liberated by American troops on 25-Aug-44. EVD.

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Mech Failure / Baled out

11 June 1944 Baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France, in P-47 42-75610.

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Returned to Unit

27 August 1944 Returned to Unit.

Based

27 September 1944 Re-assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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Crashed

13 April 1945 Taxiing Accident Bluethenal Field, NC Cat 3 damage 1Lt Lawrence R Casey, 13-Apr-45.P-47N 44-88027 - 456FS 414FG 1AF

Died

7 October 1988

Buried

10 October 1988 Fort Sam Houston National CemeterySan AntonioBexar CountyTexas

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2nd Lt Lawrence R Casey Evader Report 1944

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Original AAM website ingest

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Original AAM website ingest

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78th FG Monthly Histories 1944

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78th FG Monthly Histories 1944

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78th FG Monthly Histories 1944

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78th FG Monthly Histories 1944

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Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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