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Wayne C Miller


On 6 Feb 44 Cpl Miller was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge for his heroism on the night of Jan 21. 44 when a British Bomber crashed on the base as he was cycling back from the town. He immediately went to the aid of the crew and broke down an obstruction so he could reach the wounded crew members, he also attended the dying pilot. He didn't leave the scene until all bodies were loaded aboard vehicles taking them to medical care.

EAME Ribbon w 6 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal, Dist. Unit Badge; Meritorius Unt Award


Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 1119th Military Police Company


Event Location Date
Born Palmer, Massachusetts 17 September 1922


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / nephew, David Miller