SSgt Charles W Meitzler

California, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 25)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56756774 · View Source
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He was the son of William M Meitzler and Sallie N (Egge) Meitzler.

Meitzler was a gunner on B-24J #44-40992, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. During the attacks Meitzler's plane collided with one of the other bombers in the formation causing both to crash into the Bay of Martaban, killing both crews.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Meitzler received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56756774
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Charles W Meitzler (17 Dec 1918–22 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56756774, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .