John Howard Cassady Edit Profile
Educated Spencer (Indiana) High School, and Army and Navy Preparatory School, Annapolis, Maryland. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1918.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1918, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1943. Served in the United States ships Cassin, Olympia, Wilkes, Truxton, McCormack, Colorado, Aroostook, Saratoga, Ranger, Virginia, Yorktown and Wasp. Designated naval aviator, 1927.
Assistant naval attache and naval attache for air, American Embassy, Rome, Italy, 1937-1939. Operations officer on staff of commander aircraft, Atlantic Fleet, 1940-1941. Chief of staff of to commander of operational training command, Jacksonville, Florida, 1941-1942.
Director aviation training division Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, March-August 1943. Commanding officer, United States Ship Saratoga, 1943-1944. Assistant deputy chief of naval operations (air) Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944-1945.
Commander carrier division Atlantic Fleet, 1945-1947. Assistant chief of naval operations for air, 1947-1949. Commander, air fleet, Jacksonville, Florida, from 1949.
Married Sallie Dold, February 3, 1925. Children: John Howard, William Francis.