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41-29373

B-24 Liberator

Originally assigned to 458th Bomb Group, 753rd Bomb Squadron named 'The Monster'; transferred to 467th Bomb Group, 788th Bomb Squadron around April 1944 and renamed 'Flak Magnet'

Service

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron
  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

People

  • Joad Doconto

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Dominic Garetto

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Flak Magnet' 41-29373, Prisoner of War.

  • Seymour Gitlitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Charles Hartney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Knott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #41-29373, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Eugene Mettler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Flak Magnet' 41-29373.

  • Damian Murray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #41-29373, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frederick Pulver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) hit by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 Flak Magnet 41-29373. POW

  • Walter Sane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Flak Magnet' 41-29373, Prisoner of War.

  • Benedict Staudt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Hit by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 6 Aug 1944 in B-24 "Flak Magnet" 41-29373

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 16:41:31 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 20:05:07 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7378 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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