Admiral Raymond Spruance



Typed document signed, (undated), as Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. Commending Commander Hiram Cassedy for meritorious service as senior member of an Air-Sea Rescue Group, 1 August-2 September 1945.

Image of letter signed by Admiral Spruance.


United States Pacific Fleet

Flagship of the Commander-in-Chief 

The Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, takes pleasure in commending

Commander Hiram Cassedy
United States Navy

for service as set forth in the following

Citation:

"For meritorious conduct in the performance of his duties from 1 August to 2 September 1945. As Senior Member of an Air-Sea Rescue Group, he efficiently instructed various Army Air Commands in communication procedures between aircraft and submarines and in the methods of rescuing downed aviators by submarines. This was of inestimable value to the ultimate success of future coordinated air-sea rescue operations. As a result of his thorough knowledge of enemy submarines and his inspiring leadership, Commander Cassedy took command of the captured Japanese submarine I-400 and later acted as Commander of Submarine Activities in the Tokyo area. His duties in this capacity were discharged in a most expeditious and commendable manner. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to all with whom he served and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

Commendation Ribbon Authorized

[signed] R.A. Spruance,
Admiral, U.S. Navy.