Theodore Cassera

Killed in Action in France

(July 28, 1944) Staff Sgt. Theodore Cassera, 26, of Glendale Street, was killed in action in France on June 23.

S/Sgt. Cassera served in the U.S. Army, Eighth Infantry Regiment, Fourth Infantry Division. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery at St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France, Plot E, Row 8, Grave 10.

He received the Purple Heart Medal, WWII Service Lapel Button, WWII Victory Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/one bronze service star.

Domenic Cassera, a brother, who was a civilian instructor at an airfield in Missouri lost his life in a plane crash there on April 26, 1943.

Lt. Anthony Barile, pilot of a R-17, husband of the former Josephine Cassera, S/Sgt. Cassera's sister, who lives at the Glendale street address, is a prisoner of the Nazis.

Normandy Photo Copyright  2004 by Robert Caruso, used by permission

From The Nutley Sun, July 28, 1944

Invasion Casualties Mount As Three Are Reported Dead, wounded and missing;
Brothers tell of Cherbourg Battle

S-Sgt. Cassera Dead, First Reported Wounded; Family Believes Mistake Made

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