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Neeley Colon E.

Name:
Colon E. Neeley
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
6964897
Unit:
423rd Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1943-02-16
State:
Cemetery:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville,
Plot:
A
Row:
Grave:
1369
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

SSgt Colon E. Neeley, left waist gunner of the B-17 42-5717, took off from Thurleigh in Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Saint-Nazaire’s “Flak Alley”. They were harassed by enemy fighters and flak until they crashed around noon. Neeley died from 20mm shells.