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.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
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).