John Cadden

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About the author:
Aaron Elson is an author, blogger, webmaster, storyteller and keeper of the memories of the members of the Greatest Generation he's interviewed over the years. His work has been used as source material in more than two dozen popular books about World War II as well as a half-dozen documentaries, including some, such as "The Color of War" and "Patton 360," that have appeared on the History Channel.
He is currently co-authoring a book about the life of Marine Sgt. Mathew Caruso, a little-known hero of the Korean War.

John Cadden

A Kassel Mission Interview

Authored by Aaron Elson

John Cadden, of Morristown, New Jersey, was a radio operator on a B-24 in the 445th Bomb Group, flying out of Tibenham, England, during World War II. His plane was severely damaged on the Kassel Mission of Sept. 27, 1944. Pilot Stanley Krivik, one of the unsung heroes of that spectacular battle, managed to get his crippled plane back to Tibenham, where he saw construction equipment on the runway. He overshot the runway and crash-landed five miles away. Krivik, who played football at Fordham before the war and would play for Notre Dame when he returned home, pulled several crew members, including Cadden, who was unconscious, out of the wreckage.
Oral historian Aaron Elson has interviewed numerous survivors of the Kassel Mission and is on the board of the Kassel Mission Historical Association. These in-depth interviews give not only a picture of the veteran's role in the mission but also what day to day life was like for a member of the 8th Air Force.

Publication Date:
1492733504 / 9781492733508
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Aviation

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