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Frank H Metzler


Shot down by 20mm shells from ME109s on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17F #42-30340 'Screamin' Red Ass' crashed W of Magdeburg, GR. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin' Red Ass

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top...


Event Location Date
Born Belleville, New Jersey, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 8 March 1944
Died 8 March 1944
Buried New Jersey


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3079 / MACR 3079, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database