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John Junior Metz

Military

Assigned to 645BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Le Haye 7-Jun-44 in A-20 #43-10205; A/C shed wing due to engine fire. Bailed out over English channel. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5653

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • James Lindamood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 410th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 645BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Le Haye 7-Jun-44 in A-20 43-10205; A/C shed wing due to engine fire. Baled out over English channel. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5653 ...

  • Russell Warrington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 410th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 645BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Le Haye 7-Jun-44 in A-20 43-10205; A/C shed wing due to engine fire. Baled out over English channel. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5653 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-10205

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 645BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. On 7 June 1944 aircraft A-20 Havoc 43-10205 was assigned a target at LaHaye, France. On return the pilot John Metz called that the aircraft was on one engine and he was leaving the formation over the English channel...

Associated Place

  • Gosfield

    Military site : airfield
    First used as an airfield during the First World War, when known as Royal Flying Corps/RAF Sible Hedingham, it was built as Gosfield for the Eighth Air Force and then Ninth Air Force in 1942-43. Home to first the 365th Fighter Group, then the 397th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St John, Stafford County, KS 6 January 1920

Son of John W and Emma J [Hitz] Metz.

Enlisted Fort Riley, KS 10 April 1942

Fort Riley, Kansas

Based Gosfield 1944 – 7 June 1944

Assigned to 645BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died English channel 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Le Haye 7-Jun-44 in A-20 43-10205; A/C shed wing due to engine fire. Baled out over English channel. KIA MACR 5653

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 20:08:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2019 10:20:12 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28631018
https://www.fold3.com/image/636639478
https://www.fold3.com/record/84604843-john-j-metz
https://www.fold3.com/record/529903267-john-j-metz
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763848?rec=299475822
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56292462/john-j-metz
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/105150006/john-junior-metz

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2019 10:17:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28631018
https://www.fold3.com/image/636639478
https://www.fold3.com/record/84604843-john-j-metz
https://www.fold3.com/record/529903267-john-j-metz
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763848?rec=299475822
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56292462/john-j-metz

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2016 15:24:46 Lucyd Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/541548#.VrDJpFKLrK4

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