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Edward Frank Miller

Military

Born October 1920. Raised in Rochester, New York, USA. Enlisting in September 1942, Second Lieut. Miller was captured by enemy forces near Gouzon (Gonzeville ?), France, September 15, 1943, following the crash of aircraft 42-40938. Served as POW until being liberated in May, 1945. Returning to Rochester to raise a family of six, a well-respected funeral director and businessman, Edward lived a full life in the service of others until the age of eighty-seven.

Service

People

  • Raymond Darnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 September 1943 as B-24 42-40938 was shot down over France. PH

  • Thomas Gilbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #41-23810.

  • Haywood Glass

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator of B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action as a result of aircraft being shot down over France, September 15, 1943.

  • Clarence Howze

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Keller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot of B-24D #42-40938 | 93rd Bomb Group

  • William Loveday

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot of B-24D | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 15 September 1943 in B-17 #4240938 in France. Status 'Killed in Action', 1943

  • Walter Meyers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action after aircraft was shot down over France, 1943.

  • Joseph Walther

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Earl Warren

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    From the Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 15215 (3 October 1944 - Brutus K. Hamilton, Captain, Air Corps, Intelligence Officer) detailing the events of the 42-40938 crash: "Lt. Earl D. Warren, Jr. returned to base 17 September 1944. He reports that A/C...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40938 D-Cup / Bathtub Bessie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 42-40938 was shot down over Doudeville, France with the William Loveday crew on the 15 September 1943 mission to the Romilly-sur-Seine Air Depot near Paris. Crashed 1km South of Doudeville, 15km NE of Yvetot, Seine Maritime, France. 4 KIA : Pilot...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 95

    15 September 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a formation of 93 B-17s from: (1BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19); and 381BG (19) despatched to bomb the German air deport at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. 87 aircraft are...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

  • Airfield Farm, Hardwick

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Events

Event Location Date
Born 18 October 1920

in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, the son of Edward A. and Emma L. Miller

Lived in 1942

Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Enlisted 27 June 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps in Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Bailed out 15 September 1943

of B-24 42-40938 "D-Cup" on a mission to the Air Depot of Romilly-sur-Seine, near Paris

captured 15 September 1943

after the crash of his B-24 near Doudeville, France

Prisoner of War (POW) 15 September 1943 – 29 April 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan (Zagan), Poland. Force-marched at the end of January 1945, ending up in Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there by US troops on 29 April 1945. NARA WWII POW records : "Returned to Allied Military Control 30 July 1945."

Buried 2008

Edward Miller rests at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester, Monroe County, New York

Died 11 May 2008

Livonia, Livingston County, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2019 10:23:31 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW Revords
MACR 15215
US CENSUS 1930

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 19:18:01 BrianWright Changes to role
Sources

Great nephew of Edward Miller, completing genealogical research with supporting documentation of entered information

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 19:09:21 BrianWright Changes to biography
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Great nephew of Edward Miller, completing genealogical research with supporting documentation of entered information

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 19:04:43 BrianWright Changes to media associations
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Great nephew of Edward Miller, completing genealogical research with supporting documentation of entered information

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 19:02:50 BrianWright Changes to role
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Great nephew of Edward Miller, completing genealogical research with supporting documentation of entered information

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2018 18:44:20 BrianWright Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Great nephew of Edward Miller, completing genealogical research with supporting documentation of entered information

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