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Ignacio Vela Casares



Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

  • Juvincourt

    Military site : airfield

  • Fritzlar

    Military site : airfield

  • Azeville

    Military site : airfield

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

  • Metz

    Military site : airfield

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

  • Aachen

    Military site : airfield

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield

  • Lignerolles

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Monterrey, Mexico 31 July 1910
Emigrated to the United States Laredo, Texas 14 September 1919
Lived in San Antonio, Texas 16 October 1940

503 San Augstine Street

Became a Naturalized U.S. Citizen Brussels, Belgium 20 June 1945
Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 2 April 1972

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Y, 0, 207

Died San Antonio, TX 8 April 1972