Sgt Samuel Howard Miller, Jr

Sgt Samuel Howard Miller, Jr

Birth
Camden, Camden Council, New South Wales, Australia
Death 18 Sep 1944 (aged 24)
Groesbeek, Berg en Dal Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 33 Grave 56
Memorial ID 56374287 · View Source
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Samuel served as a Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24H "Rum Runner" (#42-94900), 845th Bomber Squadron, 489th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Middlesex County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 22, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Messenger and also as Single, without dependents.

Samuel was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 crashed near Groesbeek, Netherlands during Operation Market Garden during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31204873

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His brother, Albert S. Miller, was a civilian who was "Killed" during the war and is interred next to him (see photo to the right). They are one of fourteen pairs of brother's interred together in the Epinal American Cemetery, France.

Information on relationship as a brother at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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Airmen who perished on B-24H (#42-94900):

Black, Allan D ~ S/Sgt, Assistant Engineer, New York
Brian, Donald C ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Tennessee
Dalton, William A, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, Pennsylvania
Gommels, Glenn E ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Iowa
Hoover, Ralph E ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Miller, Samuel H, Jr ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Massachusetts
Ruiz, Frank S, Jr ~ Sgt, Waist Gunner, California
Waldie, Donald A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, California
White, Robert J ~ Capt, Pilot, California

(Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56374287
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Samuel Howard Miller, Jr (9 Jun 1920–18 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56374287, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .