SSGT Roland A. Metivier

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SSGT Roland A. Metivier

Death 21 Jun 1943
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 82350217 · View Source
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Gunner S/Sgt. Roland A. Metivier Lost
Hometown: New Hampshire
Squadron: 563rd 388th Bomb Group
Service #31110469
Pilot 1st/Lt. Marvin F. Kamholz Lost

Target: Ferry mission
Mission Date: 21-Jun-43
Serial Number: #42-30229
Aircraft Model B-17
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
location: North Atlantic lost between Gander, Newfoundland and Prestwick Scotland
Cause: unknown crew of 10 Lost in the Line of Duty.

After picking up new planes in the mid-west the crew eventually made their way to Buffalo. The crew had named the plane the 'Shooting Star'. From Buffalo They flew to Newfoundland, delayed an extra day. (Suspected break-in at the air field.) Took off June 21st for Iceland. Instead of flying in a 3 plane formation they flew single file, take-offs about 3-10 minutes apart. Three planes, including this one never made it to Iceland.
A year later, there was a finding of death. The crew appear
tablets of the Missing East Coast Memorial Manhattan
New York, USA. Supposedly, there was a 'thorough' investigation, Sabotage was suspected.

Lt. Kamholz Crew
1st/Lt. Marvin F. Kamholz Pilot
2nd/Lt. Otis E. Strobel Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. Leonard Fischler Navigator
2nd/Lt. Richard A. May Bombardier
2nd/Lt. Richard A. May Bombardier
T/Sgt. Earl L. Persyn Engineer
T/Sgt. Paul J. Orsulak Radio Op.
S/Sgt. Roland A. Metivier Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert B. Miller Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert S. Eggleton Gunner
S/Sgt. William Marko Gunner

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 24 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 82350217
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Roland A. Metivier (unknown–21 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 82350217, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .