Sherman H Cassidy

media-13962.jpeg UPL 13962 Paul E Kingsley Crew, Belle of Boston, 42-52404
Back Row: Raymond Hunter - E, John Rogenmuser - N, Homer Ausman - CP, Paul Kingsley - P, Arthur Doyle - B
Front Row: Albert Nix - G, Sherman Cassidy - G, Wayne Danielson - G, Ben Wishinski - RO, Arthur Neubacher - NTG

Object Number - UPL 13962 - Paul E Kingsley Crew, Belle of Boston, 42-52404 Back Row: Raymond Hunter - E, John Rogenmuser - N, Homer Ausman - CP, Paul Kingsley - P, Arthur...

WIA on mission to Brunswick Germany on 8 May 1944.


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Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2045233
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Belle of Boston
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date Description


11 January 1916


New York, NY, USA 8 August 1942



Frettenham, Norwich, Norfolk NR12, UK 8 May 1944 There is one thing that happened that I remember very clearly indeed. I remember looking up from where I was kneeling beside one of the airmen and seeing walking towards me through the wreckage, smoke, and flames one of the airmen, he looked just like a ghost, he seemed to me to be about six foot tall. He had taken his flying helmet off and was carrying it, he appeared to have, as far as I can remember, very light or blonde hair. He didn’t seem to be injured in any way at that time to me. I think he was the upper turret gunner and had been thrown out of the plane, right across the common, landing in a very large bush, which cushioned his fall, escaping serious injury. What happened to him later I don’t know. (the airman was Cassidy) - excerpt from Derek Hewitt who at 14 helped his father pull the injured crew away from the burning wreckage


Sparta Township, NJ, USA 14 July 1989
Brooklyn, NY, USA


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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history &, Kingsley  crew, crew member list & picture included

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