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Kenneth H Cassens

Military

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

Service

People

  • Howard Towers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97128 Screwball Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Alexandra 15/2/44; Presque Is 4/3/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 6/3/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-M] Kimbolton 28/12/44. ...

Events

Event Location Date
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

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2019 18:21:55 JeanH Changes to aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Image Gallery

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2019 17:28:19 JeanH Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8337480/kenneth-henry-cassens
https://www.mightyeighth.org/memorial-garden/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self

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