Cassady, Thomas G., CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 163X, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)/Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1896
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Freedom
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 08, 1972
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Defense Intelligence Agency Office of the Secretary of Defense US European Command US Strategic Command Badge

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesAmerican Ex-POW AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
  1917, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1918, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1944, American Ex-POW Association - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1945, Association of Former Intelligence Officers


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Thomas Cassady left studies at the University of Chicago to join the Army, where he became an Ace during WWI with 9 victories. During World War II he served in Europe with the OSS, during which he became a POW for two years.
   
Other Comments:

Distinguished Service Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Service) Thomas G. Cassady, United States Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 28th Aero Squadron, 3d Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., near Fismes, 29 May 1918, and near Epieds, France, 5 June 1918. On 29 May 1918, Lieutenant Cassady, single-handed, attacked an LVG. German plane which crashed near Fismes. On 5 June 1918, as patrol leader of five spades, while being attacked by 12 German Fokkers, he brought down one of the enemy planes near Epieds and by his dash and courage broke the enemy formation.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 138 (1918)

Action Date: May 29 & June 5, 1918

Service: Army Air Service

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 28th Aero Squadron

Battalion: 3d Pursuit Group

Division: American Expeditionary Forces


Second Award

Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Service) Thomas G. Cassady, United States Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 28th Aero Squadron, 3d Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., on 15 August 1918, near St. Maire. While in action as protection for a Salmson, First Lieutenant Cassady was attacked by seven Fokkers, two of which he brought down and enabled the Salmson to accomplish its mission and return safely.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 138 (1918)

Action Date: August 15, 1918

Service: Army Air Service

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 28th Aero Squadron

Battalion: 3d Pursuit Group

Division: American Expeditionary Forces



 

   
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 Duty Stations
<B>US Army (USA)</b>Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)Director Strategic Systems Programs (SSP)Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)/Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC)
  1917-1918, 131X, US Army (USA)
  1942-1944, 131X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Defense POW/MIA Office
  1942-1944, 163X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Defense POW/MIA Office
  1942-1945, 131X, Director Strategic Systems Programs (SSP)
  1942-1945, 163X, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)/Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Chateau-Thierry Sector
  1918-1918 World War I/Battle of Soissons
  1918-1918 World War I/Surrender of Germany
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of Chicago
  1914-1916, University of Chicago
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