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9 November 1944

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2nd Lt. William E. Metzger, 729thBS/452ndBomb Group (Copilot) of B-17 42-97904 "Lady Jeanette" is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his action on this mission. This is the fourteenth, and the last, CMOH awarded to a member of the 8th AF in World War II.

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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4. FRANKFURT

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FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSION

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A mix of 139 P-47s and P-51s fly a fighter-bomber mission. Mix not given in available data.

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5. KOBLENZ

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INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

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6. METZ

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SCREENING MISSION

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7. METZ

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TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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8. SAARBRUCKEN

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MARSHALLING YARDS

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Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

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9. SAARBRUCKEN

Description

MARSHALLING YARDS

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1st Lt. Donald J Gott, 729thBS/452nd/Bomb Group (Pilot) flying B-17 42-97904 "Lady Jeannette" is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on this mission. This is the thirteenth CMOH awarded to a member of the 8th AF.

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10. SAARLAUTERN

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BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

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11. THIONVILLE

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TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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Service

People

  • Robert Atkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Robert Atkins served as a tail gunner with the 733rd Bomb Squadron of the 453rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Old Buckenham, England.

  • Albert Barber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Lewis Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Counter Measures/Right Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Zwickau on 19 Mar 45 in B-17 'Daisey Mae' #4338368

  • Robert Crabb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    1st Lieutenant Robert L. Crabb was born July 29, 1921, the son of Jeremiah and Grace Crabb. His hometown was Williamsburg, Kansas. ...

  • Harry Freivogel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator. B24. 2nd Air Division, 448th Bomb Group, 714 Bomb Squadron, 29 complete missions | 446th Bomb Group
    After marriage in 1941, Harry enlisted for the draft, and in his own words " being patriotic or probably knowing the regular draft would get me sooner or later and I would be drafted into the regular Army, I decided I would enlist in the Army Air Corps...

  • Neil Gobrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 in combat in WW 2. Flew B-29 during the Korean War. Flew U-10 in combat during the Vietnam War Retired as a Lt. Colonel. Was a science teacher for 12 years before retiring.

  • Donald Gott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Unsuccessfully attempted to crash land a crippled B-17 #42-97904 'Lady Janet' when he discovered that a crew member was too badly wounded to bail out with the rest of the crew. Co-pilot 2nd Lt. William Metzger also stayed with the aircraft and was...

  • Bernard Kellenyi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    After enlisting in the Army Air Force and earning his degree in Architecture from Catholic University he was accepted at Flight School. Flight training was completed at bases in Florida, Ohio and Arkansas. He received orders to pilot a B-17 across...

  • John Kieffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-17 Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

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Aircraft

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97105 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Selfridge Fld 3/2/44; Dorval 4/3/44; Assigned RAF [HB-768]; transferred 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim 7/4/45 with Lew Hickman, Arnold Wolf, Cawthorn Perdue, Albt Vawter, Herman Meyer (5 Prisoner of War); John...

  • 42-97760

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/2/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 31/5/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 11/1/46.

  • 42-97904 Lady Jeannette

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 31/3/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44 WHY WORRY; Missing in Action Saarbrucken 9/11/44 with Donald Gott, Co-pilot: Bill Metzger, Radio Operator: Bob Dunlap,Tail gunner: Herman Krimminger (4...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 16:31:39 jdossetter Changes to event
Sources

http://8thafhs.com/missions.php

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2015 21:46:34 466thHistorian Changes to event
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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