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Lester Fred Miller

Military

Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group based at Seething from May 1945 to July 1945.

DSC, Legion of Merit w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dearborn City, Indiana 18 January 1917
Commanding Officer of 448th BG Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 27 May 1945 – July 1945
Died 5 March 2011
Buried Cove Cemetery, Union City, Oregon

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 16:55:49 rossingtonj Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Seething Control Tower Museum: http://www.seethingtower.org/448-bomb-group.php (bottom of page)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / daughter, FindAGrave.com obit & Page 354 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45)

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