Colin Kelly Photo

Colin Kelly

Born: Jul 11, 1915

Death: Dec 10, 1941

Birthplace: Madison

Nationality: United States

Colin Kelly

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1915
Date of Death : Dec 10, 1941
Birth Place : Madison

Colin Purdie Kelly, Jr. was a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress pilot who flew bombing runs against the Japanese navy in the first days after the Pearl Harbor attack. He is remembered as one of the first American heroes of the war for sacrificing his own life to save his crew when his plane became the first American B-17 to be shot down in combat.

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