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Guy M Miller

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. With co-pilots assistance and controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Nilo Abel

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew chief | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Crew chief of B-17 42-38078 'Sweat Pea'. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elmer Buss

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit 21-Sep-44 Died of his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Theodore Davich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Ferrara

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and A/C severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Wounded in chest from shrapnel, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage collapsing. WIA/RTD. ...

  • James Maguire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald McGuire

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Top turret | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, A/C successfully landing, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Mullen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier/Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Rybovich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Assisted pilot with controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage...

  • William Steuck

    Military | Corporal | Ball turret | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. Trapped in his ball turret, was released by Sgt McGuire, later found that ball was 'hanging by a thread' after flak hit !! Returned...

  • James Totty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit 21-Sep-44 Killed instantly. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 3 January 1923
Lived in Lakeside, CA, USA 1941
Based Amendola Airfield 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Returned damaged A/C to base Debrecen, Hungary 21 September 1944

On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. With co-pilots assistance and controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed fuselage collapsing. RTD.

Buried Houston, TX, USA September 1988

Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Died Porter, TX 77365, USA 23 September 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 15:58:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/75368355_guy_m%20miller/details/
http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-air-force/B17-SWEET-PEA-flak-hit-over-Hung-...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74096765

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