Sunday 29 December 2013


I came across  this small memorial, near a farm in the Gleniffer Braes (hills), a few years ago. It is to an American airman who was killed 70 years ago today. During the war aircraft were transported from the USA to Glasgow in crates by cargo ship then taken the short distance to Renfrew airport (then HMS Sanderling) for assembly.

The pilot was ferrying an aircraft to RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, the main US air base in Britain, when he struck trees in poor weather conditions. The memorial and the gap in the line of trees marks the location of the crash.

Lt Casey was repatriated and buried in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee.

information on crash 

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