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9 November 1944

Object Number - UPL 16264 - Lt. William E. Metzger

Mission Details

Notes: 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.

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

FRANKFURT

Description: FIGHTER-BOMBER MISSION

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

KOBLENZ

Description: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

METZ

Description: SCREENING MISSION

METZ

Description: TRANSPORTATION TARGET

SAARBRUCKEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

SAARBRUCKEN

Description: MARSHALLING YARDS

Notes: 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.

SAARLAUTERN

Description: BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

THIONVILLE

Description: TRANSPORTATION TARGET

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11085503
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35048459
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner

Aircraft

Revisions

Date27 May 2015 16:31:39
Contributorjdossetter
Date5 Jan 2015 21:46:34
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:43:08
ContributorAAM
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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