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Emil J Miller


Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17F #42-29744 ''Battling Bee' piloted by 1Lt. Frank Clemons. Plane crashed landed in shallow water between Neuwerk Island and Cuxhaven, Ger. Presumed drowned in North Sea. Body was not recovered when aircraft was salvaged by Germans.


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29744 Battling Bee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-O] Thurleigh 20/4/43; Missing in Action Heligoland Airdome 15/5/43 with Frank Clemons, Radio Operator: John Mulherin, Ball turret gunner: Don Kind, Waist gunner: Reuben Carr, Waist...


  • VIII Bomber Command 57

    15 May 1943
    The missions of VIII Bomber Command are becoming more sophisticated. The primary stratgic target for today is the U-Boat pens, marshalling yards and Luftwaffe airfield at Emden, Germany. The resistance of Luftwaffe fighters is a primary concern for the...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 15 May 1943
Died 15 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 02:14:45 kduggin Changes to biography, awards and mission associations


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15512 / MACR 15512, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey, p. 122, First Over Germany by Russell Strong, pp. 115-6, NARA / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database