Friday, March 29, 2013

Frank A. Cassetta of the 284th Port Company

Frank A. Cassetta posing with his carbine in front of his scratch-built hut on Omaha Beach.
A couple weeks ago the son of a WWII port battalion veteran got in touch with me. Joseph’s dad Frank A. Cassetta was part of the 294th Port Company. This company was attached to the 517th Port Battalion for the Normandy Invasion and Antwerp, and it joined the 487th Port Battalion in Bremerhaven, Germany. Joseph was nice enough to share some photos.

A German V-1 rocket on display at the 1945 Groenplaats Exposition.

Pass to an enlisted men’s club in Bremerhaven.
The backside of the pass was an alcohol ration card.

Postcard of Antwerp.

Albert and Frank on VE Day.

Newspaper clipping about Frank and his friend Arnold J. Scriven.