Sgt. Frank H. Metzler

Tail Gunner Sgt. Metzler KIA on Bombing Mission

(Oct. 4, 1945) -- Sgt. Frank H. Metzler, 21,  was presumed dead on Sept. 10, the War Dept. notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John and Millie Metzler of 10 Reservoir Place, Belleville, N.J.

Sgt. Metzler, a tail gunner on a Flying Fortress, had been overseas five weeks before being reported  missing in Germany since March 8, 1944.

He is survived by his brother Pfc. Charles Metzler of the 1st Army who returned after 13 months in the infantry in Europe.

Frank Metzler, of Belleville, N.J. KIA

Glendale Cemetery, Laurel section: Sgt. Frank H. Metzler,
388 AAF, May 11, 1922 - March 8, 1944


Frank Metzler

MILITARY | SERGEANT | TAIL GUNNER | 388TH BOMB GROUP

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).

-- American Air Museum in Britain


SGT Frank H. Metzler

ID: 32762016
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Essex County, NJ
Status: FOD (Finding of Death)

-- National WWII Memorial


Sources

388th Bomb Group

1940 United States Federal Census

American Air Museum

National WWII Memorial

The Belleville Times, April 27, 1944; Oct. 4, 1945

Belleville Street Naming In Honor of Soldiers Killed In Action

JULY 15, 2017

Giavanni Bocchino
10 a.m. Lake St.
KIA WWII,

Nicholas Del Grosso
10:30 a.m. Mt. Prospect Ave. at Belleville Ave.
KIA WWII

Frank H. Metzler
11 a.m. Joralemon St. at Reservoir Place
KIA WWII

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