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Ralph Raymond Miller

Military

B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • William Terry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29434 'Terry and the Pirates' was involved in a mid-air collision after the other a/c was hit by flak over the target of Berlin and crashed W of Oranienburg, GR on 22 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). Terry earned the Air Medal and the Purple...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29434 Terry & The Pirates

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 273 196 of 214 B-24s bomb Berlin and 1 bombs Heide MACR #: 3492 Notes: 41-29434 (466th BG, 786th BS) lost Mar 22, 1944. MACR 3492

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pigeon, Michigan, USA 27 August 1917
Shot Down/Captured Malz, Oranienburg, Germany 23 March 1944
Died Flint, MI, USA 30 March 1963

Ralph was the son of Gordon Miller and the late Adelaide (Richmond)Miller, he was the oldest of two children. His mother Adelaide died when Ralph was only 2 1/2, his sister Doris was only three weeks old.
Ralph married Doris Finley Jun 26, 1949 in Angola IN, they had one son Gary.
Survivors are his dad Gordon, step mother Hazel, and four sisters.
Preceding him in death was his mother Adelaide.
Ralph was killed repairing a large crane at the foundry of Buick Motors Co. in Flint. He was a graduate of Pigeon High School and served five years in the Army Air Corps and was a prisoner of war in Germany.

Buried Pigeon, MI 48755, USA 3 April 1963

Grand Lawn Cemetery
Pigeon
Huron County
Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 18:56:06 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Miller&GSfn=Ralph&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3492 / MACR 3492, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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