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James F Casey

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rennes in P-47 42-26149 having dropped his bombs, formation bounced by Me109s crashed near La Ferte Mace 10-Jun-44 Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 5579.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-26149

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. James F. Casey POW.

  • EP176

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire EP176 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 42-74694 'Joker'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt. Andrew M. Barba.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Dover, MA 02030, USA 1941
Crashed 400 Headquarters St, Dothan, AL 36303, USA 9 September 1942

Landing Accident Ground Loop Napier Field, Dothan, AL Cat 3 damage 2Lt James F Casey, 9-Sep-42.

AT-6A 41-16936 - 432SchSq

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 11 March 1943

Landing accident Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt James F Casey, 11-Mar-43.

8AF.

Based Duxford 2 August 1943 – 10 June 1944

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 10 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Shot down / baled out 10 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rennes in P-47 42-26149 having dropped his bombs, formation bounced by Me109s crashed near La Ferte Mace 10-Jun-44 Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 5579.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 12:03:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2017 06:49:53 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28621189
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Casey&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Casey%2C+James+F&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5579 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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