STAFF SERGEANT NICHOLAS JOSEPH CURCI; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

August 28, 1921 (Bridgeport, CT) – September 12, 1944; 23 years old; unmarried
Last local address: 61 Stuart Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted October 3, 1942
Service number: 31192987
98TH BOMBER GROUP; 345TH BOMBER SQUADRON

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Third oldest of 8 children. All 5 sons served in the military.

B-24J #44-40324 took off, with a crew of 10, from Lecce, Italy on a bombing mission over an engine factory near Munich, Germany. While approaching the target B-24J #44-40324 was out of position and while trying to get into position their wing struck the fuselage of B-24H #42-50417. Both B-24’s crashed after the collision near Landshut, Germany.

Originally interred in France, he was repatriated and interred on July 7, 1950 in Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee; Plot X, 31, Memorial ID 2967794.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

One thought on “STAFF SERGEANT NICHOLAS JOSEPH CURCI; U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE

  1. Thank you so much for all your time and effort in gathering all the information and putting together the presentation. Even though we were not able to attend we are able to view it on YouTube thanks to you! Our family is very grateful to get more information we did not have about that fateful day in 1944. Nicholas is not forgotten, nor all the men on the war of honor. Thanks for all you do!

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