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Miller, Arthur Carl

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman First Class Arthur Carl Miller.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20), United States Navy.


Arthur is born approx. on 16 Oct. 1921.

Mother, Julia (lown) Miller.

Son, William H. Miller


Arthur enlisted the service in New York with service number # 2234574.


Arthur‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBM-Avenger were,

Ensign          Donald E. Baxter               Pilot

Arm1.          Arthur C. Miller                Gunner/Radio Operator

Aom2           Wesley R. Stuart                Bombardier

Arthur was KIA on the mission to Bomb a Japanese Airfield at Palau, the were shot by the Anti-Aircraft and crashed on 13 Sep. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Arthur is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

His remains are discovered and his final resting place now is at

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/tbm/16956/miller/arthur_miller.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/


Arthur Carl Miller’s remains were recovered and identified in 2009

When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.


Torpedo Squadron 20 (VT-20)

Presidential Unit Citation for Navy and Marine Corps

“For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from September 18, 1943, to August 15, 1945. Spearheading our concentrated carrier-warfare in the most forward areas, the U.S.S. LEXINGTON and het air groups struck crushing blows toward annihilating Japanese fighting power; they provided air cover for our amphibious force; they fiercely countered the enemy’s aerial attacks and destroyed his planes; and they inflicted terrific losses on the Japanese in Fleet and merchant marine units sunk or damaged. Daring and dependable in combat, the LEXINGTON with her gallant officers and men rendered loyal service in achieving the ultimate defeat of the Japanese Empire.”


Received for action from the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-16) at Luzon (December 14-16th, 1944) and Philippines, Formosa, China Sea and Ryukyus (January 3-22nd, 1945).

His remains are Recoverd
Torpedo, Bomber Squadron 20 (VT-20)
Grumman TBM Avanger
USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier embarked from
Arthur Carl Miller
Aviation Radioman First Class
Casualty List