Kenneth Cassada (also spelled Casada) was born in Benton to Cecil Thornton Cassada and Martha Bell.
Died 22 March 1944

Buried at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, together with 2nd Lt Paul Brill, 2nd Lt Gilley T. Brand, S/Sgt Edwin K. Lankford, 2nd Lt Glen W. Morris Jr. and Sgt Frank D. Pfeifer.
Sgt Cassada was initially buried at Neuville American War Cemetery in Belgium.

Aircraft B-24H-15-CF, with serial number 41-29416, nicknamed Rebbel Gal, was on a bombing mission over Germany and collided with aircraft 41-29434 about 15 seconds before bombs away.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Gilley Terrell Brand
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles W. Beigel
Navigator, 2nd Lt Paul Brill
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Glenn W. Morris Jr.
Radio-Operator, S/Sgt Paul J. Strickler
Engineer/Gunner, Sgt Edwin K. Lankford
Gunner, Sgt Kenneth Cassada
Gunner, Sgt Glover L. Handy
Gunner, Sgt Frank D. Pfiefer
Gunner, Avery B. Houchard

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 December 1922
  • Date of death: 22 March 1944
  • County: Polk
  • Hometown: Charleston
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 466th Bomber Group, 786th Bomber Squadron
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, KY
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Stanley L. Cassada

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