Gile, Martha Emily Metz, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1944, Headquarters Women Airforce Service Pilots, Air Ferrying Division (AFD)
Service Years
1944 -
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Second Lieutenant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Stephen Willcox-Deceased to remember Gile, Martha Emily Metz, 2nd Lt.

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Home Town
Last Address
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.
Other Comments:
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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  1944-1944, Air Corps Ferrying Command

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Air Corps Ferrying Command
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United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
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Henderson, Lyle Russell Cedric, 1st Lt, (1940-1945) [Other Service Rank]
Hunter, Celia M., 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Jones-Stortz, Caryl, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Landis, Jean, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Lee, Hazel Ying, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Lyon, William, Maj Gen, (1943-1979) [Other Service Rank]
Ringenberg, Margaret J., 2nd Lt, (1942-1947) A33 AAF MOS 770 [Other Service Rank]
Schaefer, Helen M., Lt Col, (1943-1975) [Other Service Rank]
Sharon, Marie Ethel, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Sharp, Evelyn, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) [Other Service Rank]
Cannon, Andrew B., Brig Gen, (1941-1963) Captain
Goldwater, Barry Morris, Maj Gen, (1930-1969) Captain
Michael, Edward Stanley, Lt Col, (1940-1971) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Moehring, Robert Howell, MSgt, (1942-1964) A23 AAF MOS 1024 First Lieutenant
Axton, Mildred Darlene, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Grimes, Frances Fortune, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Kinkela Keil, Lillian, Capt, (1941-1955) Second Lieutenant
McDonald, Lea Ola, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
McDonald, Lea Ola, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Norbeck, Jeanne Lewellen, 2nd Lt, (1943-1944) Second Lieutenant
Roberts, Gleanna, 2nd Lt, (1944-1944) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
Hunter, Eldon D., SSgt A07 AAF MOS 737 Staff Sergeant

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