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Eugene S Mettler


Prisoner of War. Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Flak Magnet' 41-29373.


Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb 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...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb 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...


  • 41-29373 The Monster, Flak Magnet

    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'


Event Location Date
Born Des Moines, Iowa
Prisoner of war 6 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7378 & Watts book p137