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Walter B Metz


Killed On Duty



  • John Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    'Jack Williams joined the Army Air Force in July 1943, taking his pre-flight training at Clarion State College. His flight training took place at various bases in Georgia, Florida, and Texas. On November 18, 1944 he received his flying commission as a...

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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...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38919

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-L] Snetterton 1/11/44; transferred 388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; crashed on take off a mile SE of Barningham with Walter Metz 31/5/45, 14 Killed On Duty; Salvaged.


Event Location Date
Died 31 May 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /