TSgt Elwood Eugene Miller

TSgt Elwood Eugene Miller

Birth
East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Dec 1942 (aged 24)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 56768315 · View Source
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Elwood served as a Technical Sergeant on B-17E (#41-2428), 42nd Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He resided in Pennsylvania prior to the war.

His B-17 took off from Espiritu Santo on a mission over the northern Solomon Islands. They were reported to have crashed in the sea off Choiseul Island.

Elwood was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war. He was awarded the "Silver Star with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster", Distinquished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, and a Purple Heart.

Service # 6940866

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Airmen who perished on B-17E (#41-2428):
Note: The Pilot & Co-Pilot were members of the 5th Bomber Group. The crew was assigned to the 42nd BS, 11th BG.

Caviness, Sanford S ~ Corp, Missiouri
Harp, James R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Oklahoma
Krantz, Howard L ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, Delaware
Lewis, Thornton H ~ 1st Lt, California
Majeski, Henry ~ Pfc, Pennsylvania
Miller, Elwood E ~ T/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Noble, Charles M ~ T/Sgt, Maryland
Stephanik, Walter E ~ Corp, Pennsylvania
Thomas, Omar D ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, West Virginia

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

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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56768315
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Elwood Eugene Miller (6 Jun 1918–28 Dec 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56768315, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .