Gile, Martha Emily Metz, 2nd Lt

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Second Lieutenant
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1944-1944, Air Ferrying Division (AFD)/Headquarters Women Airforce Service Pilots
Service Years
1944 -
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Stephen Willcox to remember Gile, Martha Emily Metz, 2d Lt.

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Hillsville, Virginia

Date of Passing
Nov 18, 2008
Location of Interment
Quantico National Cemetery - Quantico, Virginia
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When the WASPs were deactivated in December of 1944, Emily married and served in the Air Force Reserve until she became pregnant with her son, who was born in 1950. She attended Concordia River Forest College near Chicago to become a Elementary teacher, and received a Masters Degree in reading education at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She became a reading specialist for the Carroll County School system in Virginia and retired from teaching in Virginia. After her retirement she was involved with the American Association for Retired Persons (serving as Chair for the retired teachers), Federation of Women's Clubs, Carroll County Retired Teachers, American Legion and the American Cancer Society, and was the founder of a local chapter of the Young Eagles' Program, designed to provide the opportunity for young kids to experience aviation. The Emily Metz Gile Scholarship helps to send a child to aviation camp.

The specific cause of her death wasn't reported, but she was over 80 years old at the time of her death. She was buried November 28, 2008 at Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia. Martha Emily Metz Giles was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously on July 1, 2009.
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She was the daughter of Fred Christian Metz and Julia Fritz Metz and grew up in Miami, Florida. The family had a summer home in Hendersonville, North Carolina and Emily lived in Hendersonville with her son and parents in the early 1950's.
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Air Transport Command (ATC)
Air Transport Command (ATC) is an United States Air Force unit that was created during World War II as the strategic airlift component of the United States Army Air Forces
It had two main missions, the first being the delivery of supplies and equipment between the United States and the overseas combat theaters; the second was the ferrying of aircraft from the manufacturing plants in the United States to where they were needed for training or for operational use in combat. ATC also operated a worldwide air transportation system for military personnel. 
Inactivated on 1 June 1948, Air Transport Command was the precursor to what became the Military Air Transport Service in 1948 and was redesignated Military Airlift Command (MAC) in 1966. It was consolidated with MAC in 1982, providing a continuous history of long range airlift through 1992 when the mission was transferred to today's Air Mobility Command.
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Air Transport Command (ATC)

Brown, Marion, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Gann, Ernest Kellogg, Capt, (1941-1945) [Other Service Rank]
Kent, James Roy, Col, (1943-1975) M10 M 1034 [Other Service Rank]
Sweet, Virginia L. Disbrow, Lt Col, (1943-1979) [Other Service Rank]
Adler, Elmer Edward, Maj Gen, (1915-1946) Major General
Alexander, Edward Harrison, Brig Gen, (1926-1956) 21 M 2161 Brigadier General
Kight, Richard Thomas, Brig Gen, (1933-1967) Colonel
Alness, Harvey Thompson, Lt Gen, (1934-1964) M10 M 1060 Lieutenant Colonel
Hansell, Haywood Shepherd, Maj Gen, (1928-1955) Lieutenant Colonel
Arnoldus, Robert Thermond, Maj, (1939-1944) M10 M 1034 Captain
Fewell, Thomas, Maj, (1943-1946) M77 M 0770 Captain
Ross, Harry, Capt, (1942-1946) Captain
Spruance, William W., Brig Gen, (1939-1976) Captain
Stork, J. Royden, Capt, (1940-1946) M27 M 0273 Captain
Cabot, Bruce, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) 201 First Lieutenant
Halvorsen, Gail Seymour, Col, (1944-1974) First Lieutenant
Lanier, Fulton Pershing, Capt, (1940-1944) M10 M 1024 First Lieutenant
Phillips, Douglas, 1st Lt, (1942-1946) 11 11S3Z First Lieutenant
Watson, John Thomas, 1st Lt, (1943-1945) M10 M 1051 First Lieutenant
Wheelus, Richard E., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) M10 M 1051 First Lieutenant
Briggs, John, 2nd Lt, (1943-1945) M10 M 1024 Second Lieutenant
Forman, Robert D., Brig Gen, (1938-1966) Second Lieutenant
Hafford, George H., 2nd Lt, (1943-1945) M10 M 1051 Second Lieutenant
Robinson, Marie N. Michell, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Hinckley, Charles Albon, Lt Col, (1942-1968) Chief Warrant Officer 4
Autry, Orvon Gene, FltOff, (1942-1946) M27 M 0273 Flight Officer
Einik, Theodore A., MSgt, (1941-1945) Master Sergeant
Gibbons, Glenn, SSgt, (1939-1951) M27 M 2750 Staff Sergeant
Wilson, George Jay, SSgt Staff Sergeant
Keel, Holley V., MSgt, (1943-1974) Sergeant
Connolly, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1946) M55 M 0552 Corporal
Sadowsky, Julius, Pvt, (1941-1946) M17 M 0177 Private
Air Ferrying Division (AFD)

Edwards, Marjorie D., 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) M27 M 0273 [Other Service Rank]
Gee, Doris C., 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Gardner, Bronson First Lieutenant
Robinson, Marie N. Michell, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Air Transport Division (ATD)

Rogers, Arthur Hurst, 2nd Lt, (1942-1945) Second Lieutenant
Headquarters Women Airforce Service Pilots

Gee, Doris C., 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Nirmaier, Mary Louise Burch, Capt, (1944-1967) [Other Service Rank]
Axton, Mildred Darlene, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Eno, Lillian D. Calkins, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Norbeck, Jeanne Lewellen, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Robinson, Marie N. Michell, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant

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