David G. Metzler, F/Lt.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Ernest Metzler and of Winifred Metzler, Horsell Common, Woking, Surrey, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 117706
Rank F/Lt.
Function Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 65 Squadron
Unit / Group 122 Wing, No.83 Group
Division / Transport / Command 2nd Tactical Air Force
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death information
Died when 17-9-1944
Died where Wehl
Spot Near 'Huize Dorpszicht'
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 21-C-2
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

This P51 Mustang Mk. III, serial number FX-896 took of from B.60 Grimbergen airfield in Belgium for an \"Arnhem Patrol\" in the afternoon. Aircraft of 19 and 65 Squadrons were involved in an air battle with Me-109's and Fw-190's from Jagdgeschwader (JG) 26 who claimed 3 Mustangs of No.19 and No.65 Squadron. FX-896 was one of them. According to German files this aircraft was shot down by Oberfaehnrich Benz of 6./JG 26 (flying a FW-190) at 18.08 hours. The remains of F/Lt. Metzler were found in the wreckage in the summer of 1946. He was initially buried at Wehl and later reintered at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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David G. Metzler, F/Lt.
Personal information
Age 23
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Ernest Metzler and of Winifred Metzler, Horsell Common, Woking, Surrey, U.K.
Military information
Army Number 117706
Rank F/Lt.
Function Pilot
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 65 Squadron
Unit / Group 122 Wing, No.83 Group
Division / Transport / Command 2nd Tactical Air Force
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death information
Died when 17-9-1944
Died where Wehl
Spot Near 'Huize Dorpszicht'
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 21-C-2
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

This P51 Mustang Mk. III, serial number FX-896 took of from B.60 Grimbergen airfield in Belgium for an \"Arnhem Patrol\" in the afternoon. Aircraft of 19 and 65 Squadrons were involved in an air battle with Me-109's and Fw-190's from Jagdgeschwader (JG) 26 who claimed 3 Mustangs of No.19 and No.65 Squadron. FX-896 was one of them. According to German files this aircraft was shot down by Oberfaehnrich Benz of 6./JG 26 (flying a FW-190) at 18.08 hours. The remains of F/Lt. Metzler were found in the wreckage in the summer of 1946. He was initially buried at Wehl and later reintered at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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