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Thomas V Casey




  • Russell Ahlstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 340th Bomb Group

  • Harry George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
    George wrote a book about his war time experience: “Georgio Italiano” ISBN 1-55212-538-6

  • Paul Kaplan

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Radio Operator | 340th Bomb Group

  • George Obrovatz

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-27656 McKinley Jr. High

    B-25 Mitchell
    Named for McKinley Junior High School in Muncie, Indiana, whose students had raised $200,000 to "buy a bomber."

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Queens, New York City, New York 13 September 1922
Died near Gricigliana Railroad Bridge, Italy 22 September 1944

Casey was hit in several places by shrapnel from flak, including a fatal head wound.

Buried Long Island National Cemetery 16 November 1949

Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
PLOT J, 13587


Date Contributor Update
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