Cashen, Malachy James, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 826-Supply Technician, Army Air Forces
Last AFSC Group
Quartermaster (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 15th Pursuit Group, Fighter
Service Years
1940 - 1941
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Masonville (Fremont Township)
Last Address
Wheeler Field, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot M, Row 1, Grave 136

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II Fallen
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  1941, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force15th Pursuit Group, Fighter
  1941-1941, 72nd Pursuit Squadron, Interceptor
  1941-1941, 15th Pursuit Group, Fighter
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Malachy Cashen entered active duty with the Army Air Corps on 3 December 1940 (enlisting in October) from Minneapolis, Minnesota

He served initally at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.  He had been trained as a supply clerk.

In February 1941 He was transferred to Wheeler Field, Wahiawa, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii.  He was assigned to Wheeler Air Field Supply Office, 72nd Pursuit Squadron, 15th Pursuit Group.

He was killed during the Japanese air raid on the base during the morning hours of 7 Deccember 1941, dying of gunshot wounds according to records.

Those killed from the 72nd Pursuit Squadron, Wheeler Field:
Edward J. Burns, 1st Sgt
Malachy J. Cashen, Cpl
Dean W. Cebert, Pvt
William C. Creech, PFC
James Everett, SSgt
Paul B. Free, SSgt
Joseph E. Good, SSgt
James E. Guthrie, SSgt
Robert L. Hull, Pvt
George G. Leslie, Pvt
John A. Price, SSgt
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