Lt. Orvis L. Cason

Title

Lt. Orvis L. Cason

Subject

Person

Description

Lt. Colonel Orvis L. Cason, a bombardier from Samson, Alabama, flew an extended tour of service with the 64th Squadron in New Guinea and the Philippines. Lt. Colonel Cason, a Lieutenant while in the 43rd Bomb Group, served with various crews on various aircraft including SWAMP ANGEL and HIP PARADE.

Birth/Death

1921-07-07

Birthplace

Samson, Alabama

Dates of Service

1943-08-26 1946-11-15

Squadron

64th

Crew Position(s)

Bombardier

Aircraft/Crew

SWAMP ANGEL
HIP PARADE
HEAVENLY BODY

Highest Rank Achieved

Lt. Colonel (as of retirement from USAF in 1963)

Citations/Decorations

-World War II Victory Medal
-Air Medal x3
-Philippine Liberation Medal

Location of Service during World War II (major training and deployment bases and sites)

Travel to SW Pacific:
Hickam, HI
Canton Isles
Fiji
New Caledonia

Overseas:
-Amberly Field near Ipswich, Australia
-Townsville, Australia
-Ahioma (Milne Bay), New Guinea
-Owi Island, New Guinea
Final base en route to Philippines unknown

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