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Hugh Ryan Cassels


Ditched in the North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc.' #41-28981, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 791st Bomb Squadron


  • 41-28981 Wolves Inc.

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft...

Associated Place

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...


Event Location Date
Born 7 May 1925
Died 4 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 22:18:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a space to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 19:57:18 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and events

Added middle name and a Born event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56288447.

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 19:50:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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27 September 2014 18:13:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Nealy book p 216 & watts book p 188