Miller, Richard Ewing, CPT

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1036-Bombardier
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1036, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1939 - 1943



Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 22, 1943
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Location of Interment
Lindenwood Cemetery - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section A Lot 111

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 Unit Assignments
China-Burma-India (CBI)USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1036, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1036, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pilot Lt.  Travis Hoover  Melrose, NM   Jan 17, 2004   
 Co-Pilot Lt.  William N. Fitzhugh  Temple, TX   Aug 31, 1981   
 Navigator Lt.  Carl Richard Wildner  Holyoke, MA   Mar 07, 1994   
 Bombardier Lt.  Richard Ewing Miller  Fort Wayne, IN


Jan 22, 1943   
 Eng/Gunner Sgt  Douglas V. Radney  Mineola, TX   Jan 28, 1994   
 *Lieutenant Miller was killed in action in Africa nearly two years after the Tokyo raid.

After surviving his actions as Bombardier on the Second B-25 launched from the U.S.S. Hornet in the April 18, 1942, Doolittle raid on Tokyo, Richard Miller went on to serve with the 319th bomb Group in North Africa, where he was killed in action.


Silver Star

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) Richard Ewing Miller (ASN: 0-432352), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the TWELFTH Air Force during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 12th Air Force, General Orders No. 30 (1943)

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Division: 12th Air Force

Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant (Air Corps) Richard Ewing Miller (ASN: 0-432352), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Bombardier of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Miller with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

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