Shirley V. Casey was born on December 12, 1919. During World War II, he was a B-17 co-pilot with the 327th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group. On December 31, 1943, he and his crew took off from Podington Airfield (near Rushden, England) to bomb the Bordeaux-Merignac Airfield near Bordeaux, France. Just after their B-17 (#42-3186) dropped its bombs, it came under attack by German fighters. The fighters took out all four engines. Goldstein controlled the plane into a belly landing in a farm field near Bordeaux. All crew survived, but four were captured. The other six, including 2Lt Casey, made it back to England with the help of French partisans. He returned to the UK on March 26, 1944.
2Lt Casey died on April 29, 2003, and is now buried in the Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA.
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