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Charles G Miller


Shot down 23 November 1942 in B-17 #41-24568 'Lady Fairweather' while serving as pilot. This was his first and only mission and considered an "orientation" flight. The regular pilot 1LT Artur E. Reddig served as Co-Pilot on this operation. Aircraft crashed in to Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 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


  • 41-24568 Lady Fairweather

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24568 "Lady Fairweather', assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-U] Bangor 9-October-42; Molesworth 25-October-42. The original crew flew to Molesworth 24/25-Oct-42 except for Borysiewicz. The aircraft also carried as a passenger Captain Abraham Black who...


  • VIII Bomber Command 23

    23 November 1942
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are the Primary (P) for this mission. A combined force of 50 B-17s despatched from 91BG (10), 303BG (12), 305BG (20) and 306BG (8) to attack this target. 91BG is not able to put any of their group on the target,...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Belle Île, France 23 November 1942

Killed when the aircraft was shot down by German aircraft and crashed in flamed in the sea near Belle Isle, France. His remains were never recovered.

Mission #1 CPT Charles G. Miller w/B-17F 41-24568, 303BG,359BS Saint-Nazaire, France 23 November 1943

Served as Pilot of B-17F 41-24568 "Lady Fairweather", 303BG/359BS. This was his "orientation" mission. 1LT Arthur E. Reddig, the regular pilot of this aircraft, served as Co-Pilot on this mission. The aircraft was shot down. KIA

Commemorated Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
17 February 2020 19:31:30 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2015 20:42:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events

Lee Cunningham 5-Dec-2015. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Nov-42 and MACR15075.

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 18:50:07 Lee8thbuff Changes to events

Lee Cunningham 1-Dec-2014. Added KIA event and location per MACR 15075; added Commemoration event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) record.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 22:43:30 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events

Lee Cunningham 6-Nov-2014. Correction to loss date in description.

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 21:13:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 6-Nov-2014. Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 15075; American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, MACR 15075 , Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. One by Bishop and Hey, p. 48