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Carl Henry Miley

Military

133 Eagle Sqn RAF.
4th FG Service: 9 October 1942 — 29 November 1943
11 Feb 43 Designated Flight Commander B Flight 336th FS, 9 Jul 43 Designated Squadron Operations Officer 336th FS, 28 Aug 43 Promoted to Major, 1 Sep 43 Appointed Squadron Commanding Officer 336th FS.

Retired from the Air Force in 1947 as a Lieutenant Colonel, Automotive engineer,
Real estate developer.

Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No. 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

Aircraft

  • BL240

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL240 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...

  • 41-6579

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    One-time personal aircraft of (then) Lt. Carl H. Miley. ...

  • BL545

    Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire BL545 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. 37MU 22-12-41 308S 26-1-42 336th FS 27-10-42 USAAF 9-10-43 HAL 10-4-44 26S 17-6-44 41OTU 8-2-45 287S 8-2-45 SOC 28-8-45

Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Miller City, OH, USA 16 July 1912

Son Fred M and Caroline Elizabeth Miley.

Lived in Toledo, Ohio, USA. 1940
Enlisted Cleveland, OH 1942

Cleveland, Ohio

Based Debden 1942 – 9 October 1942

Assigned to 133 Eagle Sqn RAF.

Based Duxford 9 October 1942 – 29 November 1943

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion 28 August 1943

Promoted to Major.

Retired from USAF 1947

Retired in 1947 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Died Leipsic, Ohio, USA 26 November 1968
Buried Center Cemetery Leipsic, Putnam County, OH December 1968

Center Cemetery
Leipsic,
Putnam County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2020 12:17:41 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/681783904
https://www.fold3.com/record/33544717-carl-miley
https://www.fold3.com/record/84244244-carl-h-miley
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28078282/carl_h-miley

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 21:16:01 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 28078282.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28078282/carl_h-miley

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 21:10:58 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Removed redundant info from event description sections.

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2020 20:56:41 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2016 13:06:16 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_mi...

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 14:36:25 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_mi...

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 12:43:21 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

USAAF Photo / www.4thfightergroupassociation.org

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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