Lee Sanford Miller Jr.

2nd Lt    0-809680    614th
New York
1922 - 1944

Navigator aboard 42-39881 ( Gloria J )

Margraten cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
Wall of missing
1922 - 1944

     Lee was born July 8, 1922, Woodhull, Steuben, New York.
     In Oct 12, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Apr 11, 1944, Target: Sorau, Politz, thier plane was on fire.
     Only 2 men survived when the plane blew up in the air.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when Lee died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :

         His wife, Nellie Miller

         His father, Lee Miller, age 52
         His mother, Bernice Miller, +
         His brother, Bernard Miller, age 30
         His sister, Minnie Miller, age 26
         His sister, Marion Miller, age 21
         His sister, Luella Miller, age 15

Back row (l-r): Paul W. Trump - Frank E. Keeney - Richard G. Thill - Gilbert Prager - Edward J. Phillips.
Front row : Robert O. Stine - Robert J. Kehoe - LEE S. MILLER Jr - Walter P. Empric.

Mission to Politz, Poland, after being hit by flak, the plane had no 2 engine on fire.
They crashed near Isernhagen, Germany.


     Lee attended Woodhull High School and graduated in 1939.

     He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Compagny of Painted Post, NY.
     He worked as a machinist from March 1941 untill October 1942.

     In Feb, 1943 Lee entered the Army Air Force Pre-Flight School at Selman Field, Monroe, CA.

     He married to Miss Nellie Matrone, July 10, 1943, in Texas.
     His wife was a first grade teacher in the Painted Post School.

     He recieved his wings in August 1943 at Selman Field in Louisiana


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