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Cassidy, Joseph Patrick

Individual Personnel Data
Name Cassidy, Joseph Patrick   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 35604307   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, effective 16 July 1944.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 29 November 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 16 December 1924
  • Placed on Seven (7) days Temporary Duty (TD) to spetchley Park, AAF Station 562 (a Flak House) on 13 October 1944 to carry out the instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #202 dated 12 October 1944.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #206 dated 17 October 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-10-23-527 (2.444 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. McDaniel, Clifford Franklin, JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Rex, Kenneth MonroeCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Sturgess, James AlfredNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Mass, Henry CarmyBombardierCT
S/SGT. Cassidy, Joseph PatrickRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Taylor, Raymond LeondisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Carr, Donald RalphBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Becerra, Richard Joe, JrTail GunnerCT
SGT. Stoner, Harper SylvesterFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Brzeski, Anthony LFlexible GunnerTR

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
166 28 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back 20 miles on course from Luton; unable to locate formation.
Sortie Report
168 31 July 1944 Target: Aero Engine Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6135 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
170 3 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury, Flers, Fiefs, France
Radio Operator 42‑102566 Combat Mission Credit
J Group.
Sortie Report
171 4 August 1944 Target: Rocket Research & Development Complex
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Peenemünde, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
173 5 August 1944 Target: Luftwaffe Controlling Station
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Langenhagen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low group hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
174 7 August 1944 Target: Aircraft Fuel Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dugny (Paris), France
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, low group.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
180 14 August 1944 Target: Echterdingen Airdrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
189 8 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
193 12 September 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Brüx, Czechoslovakia
Radio Operator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6294 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
C Wing, low group.
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
High group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Second Squadron.
Sortie Report
-- 23 October 1944 None
Non-combat sortie
Radio Operator 42‑102518 Landing gear collapsed after returning from a training mission. There were no crew injuries.
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8409.
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Gee-H ship; low Squadron deputy. Took lead for bomb run and bombing with Gee-H.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
PFF ship; group deputy.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Radio Operator 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron, 41st Bomb Wing D group
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
A group deputy.
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Radio Operator 44‑8409 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Radio Operator 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report

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