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Nick Colaiuta

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Phil Lichty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

Aircraft

  • 43-38030 My Achin' B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-E] Chelveston 14/7/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with Phil Lichty, 2Lt Robert Coverstone, 2Lt John L Touchett, 2Lt Michael J Veraa, S/Sgt Albert B...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oregon 11 November 1924

Son of Enrico and Regina [Scarzella] Colaiuta.

Lived in Republic, PA 1941
Enlisted Greensburg, PA 17 August 1943
Based Thurleigh 1944 – 22 October 1944

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Thurleigh, UK 22 October 1944

Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. KIA.

Buried 23 October 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot F Row 5 Grave 138

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 20:30:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29423408
https://www.fold3.com/image/638223796
https://www.fold3.com/record/87364731-nick-colaiuta
https://www.fold3.com/record/529899277-nick-colaiuta
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763311?rec=299393529
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56288654/nick-colaiuta

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 170.

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