William Metzger crew

William Metzger crew was assigned to the 514th Squadron.  There are no known photos of the crew.  The men and their positions are:

Metzger, William                                                    Pilot
Palmer, William F.                                  683488    Pilot / Co-pilot
Balamonte, John S.                                 6699xx    Navigator
Kramer, Louis A.                                    735981    Bombardier
Tabb, Clarence E.                                   671136    Bombardier

Spayd, Alphonse C.                                 354xxxxx    Engineer
Shinn, H. B.                                               6959911    Radio Operator
Gilmartin, Robert J.                                 12149872    Ball Turret
Potter, Wendell A.                                                       Gunner
Hughes, Robert E.                                   11100438    Gunner
Childress, Charles E.                               15066494    514th Sqd.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


DATES: Sep 15-18, 2022

CITY:Wichita, KS

HOTEL: Wichita Marriott

9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Wichita, KS


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen