New England Air Museum
Clarence Myron Miller
 
Recent Address:  
4535 N 92nd St, Apt N207
Wauwatosa, WI 53225-4886
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Deceased; Children: Michael, Allyn, Charles
 
Hometown:   Milwaukee, WI
 
Date Entered Service:   June 18 1942
 
Service Number:   O-746595
 
Bomb Group:   462nd
 
Squadron:   768th
 
Location of Unit:   Walker AFB, KS 10/18/43
 
Missions Flown:   33
 
Hump Missions Flown:   6
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:    
 
Service Schools Attended:    
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 1036-Navigator-Bombardier
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   1st Lieutenant
 
Crew Type:   Flight crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   42-63393 Rush Order
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:   September 9, 1945
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   December 29, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:
Air Reserve from 5/16/46 to 4/28/61. Attained the rank of Captain.
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Men's Clothing Store Manager; Sound Equipment Sales; Alderman, City of Milwaukee 1964-78; Exec. Asst. to Treasurer, City of Milwaukee 1978-83; Retired in 1983.
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
I'm very proud to have been a member of the 58th BW since its inception. Honored to be part of the 12-man crew on the new B-29 Superfortress and the part it played in ending WWII and the victory over Japan. Much of our success is owed to the people who designed and built the B-29's. We all owe a great debt to the Marines and Army men who took over the Mariana Islands and Guam. While during our stay in CBI we did hit some important targets, when we moved to Tinian we really utilized the full potential of our B-29's.
 
Comments:

My story of how I became a part of the 58th BW is interesting and I give God credit for guiding me in this journey.

The man I worked for advised me that his son, when he graduated in 1942, was going to go into the Aviation Cadet Program. I thought that even though I was out of high school for 7 years I'd take the exam. To my surprise I passed both the written and physical exams and was on my way to Santa Ana, CA. They gave us tests and decided I wasn't pilot material so was sent to bombardier school at Victorville, CA. I'd gotten married a few days before graduation. On graduation day got orders to go to navigation school at San Marcos, TX, then was assigned to the 58th BW in Kansas.

Capt. Clarence Myron Miller died on April 15, 2012. He was a proud veteran and loved his time of service in the "Army Air Corps".

 


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