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Randall Curtis Cassada



Units served with

  • 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...

  • 488th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Everton, MO 27 December 1917
Enlisted Everton, Missouri 16 October 1940
Combat Mission Calliano, Italy 17 January 1945
Combat Mission Rovereto, Italy 28 January 1945
Died San Antonio, Texas 2 January 2005

Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Enlisted in the Army in 1941 and after receiving his commission, he led the 488th Bombardment Squadron on 53 combat missions, piloting B-25s over Tunisia, Sicily, France and Italy, including the raid of Monte Casino (as a member of the 488th Bombardment Squadron, 340th Bombardment Group). Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster and numerous other decorations. Preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Virginia; and his parents, Curtis and Myrtle Cassada. Extracted from obituary in San Antonio Express News, January 8, 2005; and the Nationwide Gravelocator Site

Buried Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 8 February 2005

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
PLOT Section 9, Site 464


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2021 00:31:39 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations