Eugene Ansil “Flinto” Flint was born on June 24, 1918, in Doland, South Dakota. He was the son of Harry Ebon Flint and Maude L. Lake Flint, and was the husband of Marlyce Marie Mannie Flint.
Eugene served in the 409th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on the B-24 #41-28626 'Thunderbird' during World War II.
On February 5, 1944, the crew took off from Station 104 in Hardwick, England, for a mission to Chateaudun, France. At around 11:45 am, their plane suffered mechanical problems causing it to be uncontrollable, and crashed at a place called Petit Neuf Manor, 2 km northeast of Danzé. The airplane was completely evacuated by the crew members before it crashed into the ground and exploded. Fortunately, all members survived, but all were captured by the Germans. 2Lt Flint was taken to Stalag Luft 1 near Barth, Western Pomerania, Germany.
He also participated in the Korean War and before passing away, achieved the rank of Major. Eugene died on March 7, 1944, at the age of 75 in Avon, Florida. He is now buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.
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