Joseph A. Cassidy, a third-generation marine, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on September 17th, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, after which he was assigned to Marine Aviation and attended technical school in Cherry Point, North Carolina and ordinance and gunnery school in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He joined a torpedo bomber squad and completed operational training in El Toro, California. He was discharged as a sergeant at age twenty, and after re-enlisting during the Korean War, he attained the rank of staff sergeant.   

Transcript Number 097
Title: Joseph A. Cassidy: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Joseph A. Cassidy
Interviewer: ??
Date of Interview: November 28, 2000
Location of Interview: Oak Island, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape; sd., col.+ 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience