Metzger, Lester Lavern, TM1c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Torpedoman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Bend, NE
Last Address
North Bend, NE

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 1 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Gudgeon (SS-211) left on her 12th patrol 4 April 1944, checked in at Johnson Island on 7 April and was never heard from again. Her loss is a mystery. On 7 June 1944, she was officially declared lost and presumed lost. Torpedoman's Mate First Class Metzger was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3165498

Submarine war patrols:
USS Seadragon (SS-194) - 1st and 2nd
USS Snapper (SS-185) - 3rd through 6th
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 9th through 12th

 
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Holland (AS-3)USS Snapper (SS-185)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1939-1941, TM-0000, USS Litchfield (DD-336)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Seadragon (SS-194)/USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Seadragon (SS-194)/USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) 2nd War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 9th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 10th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 11th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 18, 1944, Woodland Cemetery2
  Jul 31, 2012, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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