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James S. Cacile

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

12049836

 

Died: February 14, 1950
Entered the Service from: New Jersey 
Buried at: 
Awards: 

 


STAFF SERGEANT JAMES S. CACILE was born in New Jersey in 1922 to Daniel D. and his wife, the former Hannah Suttill. He was the nephew of long-time Camden County Clerk Frank J. Suttill. He was a life-long resident of Haddon Heights NJ and a 1941 graduate from Haddon Height High School when enlisted in the United States Army in Philadelphia PA on December 8, 1941. He qualified for air duty, trained as a flight engineer on a bomber crew, and served 22 months in the European theater. After being discharged from active duty in November of 1945, he decided to re-enlist, and returned to service at Philadelphia on September 19, 1946. He was sent to the Far East, and was last based in Japan.

Staff Sergeant Cacile was on a B-26 that went missing on February 14, 1950 while on a routine training flight. He was survived by his parents. 


Camden Courier-Post - February 20, 1950

 Bomber Crewman From
Haddon Hts.
Reported Missing
Kin of Suttill Was
Aboard Lost Plane I In Far East

Staff Sergeant James S. Cacile, 27, a nephew of County Clerk Suttill, is one of a bomber crew reported today as missing from a Far East air force base.

The family of Cacile, who lives at 1928 South Park Avenue, Haddon Heights, was notified today by the Air Force that the airman had been missing since last Tuesday.

The B-26 bomber on which Cacile was making a routine training flight disappeared en route from Yokota Air Base in Japan to the Itazuki Air Base on Kyushu Island.

 Cacile was to have returned home to Haddon Heights in April on a two-month furlough. He had been serving in the Far East for the last three years.

Mrs. Daniel Cacile, mother of the missing airman, said today he recently had written he expected to be grounded soon because of a shortage of planes in Japan.

Cacile is a flight engineer and is serving his second enlistment in the air force. He enlisted the day after Pearl Harbor and served 22 months in the European theatre.

Discharged in November, 1945, he reenlisted in September, 1946 and was sent to Japan the following December.

Cacile is a graduate of the class of 1941 at Haddon Heights High school. He is an only child and is unmarried. Daniel Caclle is employed at the Camden Forge.


Field Title Value Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 12049836 12049836
NAME CACILE#JAMES#S########## CACILE#JAMES#S##########
RESIDENCE: STATE #2 Undefined Code
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 007 Undefined Code
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 3295 PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 19 19
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 09 09
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 46 46
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PV0# Undefined Code
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps
BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 3 Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL S Undefined Code
NATIVITY 22 NEW JERSEY
YEAR OF BIRTH 22 22
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 345 TRUCK DRIVER, LIGHT
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 1 Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
CARD NUMBER 9 9
BOX NUMBER 0082 0082
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.75# 1.75#

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