Born 11 March 1894 to Morris and Anna Cassard in Chicago, Illinois. Educated at Yale. Graduated Univ of Canada, Toronto, and was a ROTC flight instructor. Flew the Nieuport 28 in combat and on July 16, 1918, was killed in action. Reported as missing for 2 weeks until his body was found.
Frpom Find a Grave:
DODD CASSARD'S BODY IS FOUND BY AMERICANS
"Fell Gloriously Fighting to the Last," Cablegram Says MISSING FOR TWO WEEKS
Believed to Have Been Found by Americans Who Drove Germans Back
"Dodd fell gloriously fighting to the end. Buried by loving freinds,"
This cablegram received Thursday morning by Dudley E. Waters from Morris Cassard, jr., tells briefly the fate of Lieut. Daniel Waters Cassard, Grand Rapids aviator who was reported missing in France two weeks ago. It had been uncertain whether Cassard had been killed or was a prisoner, as when his machine was last seen it appearedto be under control though descending rapidly behind the German lines. It is presumed that American aviators found the body after the Germans had been driven from the sector in which it fell and that wounds upon it told that Cassard had been fatally shot before he turned his machine earthward. Lieut. Cassard was the first Grand Rapids aviator to win distinction among Grand Rapids aviators in France by destroying a Hun plane
Grand Rapids Press 08-15-1918
SERVICES WEDNESDAY FOR DANIEL W. CASSARD, KILLED ON WEST FRONT
The body of Daniel Waters, Cassard, who was killed in action in France July 16, 1918, is being brought to this city and funeral services will be held from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cassard, of Oakhurst, at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. The body will then be placed in the mausoleum at Oak Hill cemetery
Grand Rapids Herald April 25, 1922