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Anthony T Colletti


Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Credited 1 kill [Air], 5 x destroyed [Ground].

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born Connecticut, USA 1920
Lived in Rego Park, Queens, NY, USA 1941
Enlisted Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA 6 August 1942

Fort Jay
Governors Island
New York.

Based Duxford 15 February 1945 – 9 July 1945

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Wormingford 9 July 1945 – September 1945

Transferred to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).


Date Contributor Update
23 June 2018 18:33:09 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 09:32:44 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p133