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2nd Lt Gerald J Miller, 351st FS 353rd FG. His assigned aircraft was P-51D 44-14595, coded YJ-V. He's all smiles following the 16 April 1945 mission on which he destroyed 6 Fw-190s, 2 Me-109s and a Do-217 while strafing Reichersberg aerodrome.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


  • Gerald Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x missions, Credited 2 x kills [Air], 2 x damaged [Air] and 7 x destroyed [Grd]. Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


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30 December 2017 15:24:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations