|Pilot Captain James R. Miller, O-412696 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA October 16, 1943
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 40th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engine V-1710-85 AAF serial number 42-96208. No known nickname or nose art.
On October 16, 1943 took off from Tsili Tsili Airfield on a patrol mission over Salamaua. Over the target area, weather was bad with visibility 0-0 at approximately 7:30pm.
Last seen entering clouds roughly 35 miles east of Salamaua. When this aircraft failed to return the pilot was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
Miller was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Missing Air Crew Report 1250 (MACR 1250)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - James R. Miller
FindAGrave - Capt James R Miller (tablets of the missing)
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January 5, 2018