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Irvin W Casey


Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Gunner on B-17G 42-102936. Mid-air collision. Crashed near Hitchin, England. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102936

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/44; Kearney 16/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 30/5/44; transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-P] Framlingham 1/6/44; detailed Brest, Fr. 26/8/44 with Paul Bellamy, Co-pilot: Jim Graba, Bombardier: Joe Lee, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma, USA 30 August 1924

Son of George W and Mamie [Armour] Casey.

Based Framlingham 1944 – 26 August 1944

Assigned to 569BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Hitchin, UK 26 August 1944

Mid-air collision. Crashed near Hitchin, England. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 28 August 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Pawnee, OK 74058, USA 1948

Pawnee Cemetery
Pawnee County
Oklahoma, USA


Date Contributor Update
22 December 2016 10:43:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations