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"S/Sgt Merlin D Miller of Chicago, IL, tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 based at Molesworth, England, is shown aiming through his gunsight during a mission over enemy territory. 6 November 1943."

S/Sgt Merlin Doyle Miller 359BS, 303BG, 8AF in the 'Office'.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron


  • Merlin Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). After his tour with 303BG, he volunteered for Pacific duty in B-25's with another unit. ...


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 17:03:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations