JOHN E. CASEY, LT, USN
John Casey '42
Date of birth: September 12, 1919
Date of death: August 13, 1944
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
Lt. Casey was one of 7 crewman that survived the sinking but died at sea or was not rescued with the survivors.
His wife was listed as next of kin.
From Hall of Valor:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant John Edward Casey (NSN: 0-123674), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in the line of his profession as Fire Control Officer of the U.S.S. FLIER (SS-250), during the FIRST War Patrol of that Submarine in enemy controlled waters from 21 May to 5 July 1944. He provided accurate and timely information on numerous occasions which enabled his own vessel to make successful attacks. He contributed materially to the destruction of four enemy vessels and in the damage of two more. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to the officers and men in his ship, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 02552 (September 21, 1944)
Action Date: May 21 - July 5, 1944
Division: U.S.S. Flier (SS-250)