John Howard Cassady
Admiral, United States Navy
And Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007
John Howard Cassady (1896-1969)
Born on April 3, 1896 in Spencer, Indiana.
Commissioned from Annapolis in 1919. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1928. Assistant Naval Attache in Rome 1937-1939.
Operations Officer on the staff of the Commander of Aircraft, Atlantic Fleet 1940-1941. Chief of Staff to the Commander of the Operational Training Command at Jacksonville 1941-1942. Commanding Officer of the Saratoga 1943-1944. Rear Admiral in August 1943. Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Naval Operations for Air 1944-1945. Commander of Carrier Division Four, Atlantic Fleet 1945-1946.
Assignments after the war included Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) January 1950-May 1952, Commander of Sixth Fleet 1952-1954 and Commander in Chief Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean 1954-1956.
Retired as Admiral in May 1956. Decorations included three Legions of Merit. Died on January 25, 1969.
CASSADY, JOHN H
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/03/1896
DATE OF DEATH: 01/25/1969
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 4710-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
CASSADY, SALLYE DOLD W/O JOHN HOWARD
Photo By M. R. Patterson, April 2004