‘Lil’ Hiawatha ‘ barely survived the mission – Capt. Al Miller flew shotgun on a B-24

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War Tales

Al Miller is wearing a Distinguished Flying Cross (one below the Medal of Honor) and an Air Medal. Photo provided by Thelma Miller Al Miller is wearing a Distinguished Flying Cross (one below the Medal of Honor) and an Air Medal. Photo provided by Thelma Miller

NOTE: I received this story from Thelma Miller of Venice,Fla., widow of Al Miller Jr., who flew as a copilot aboard the B-24 « Liberator » bomber in the Pacific during World War II. He wrote the story before he died two years ago. Miller flew 30 combat missions including: the Marshall Islands, Maloelap Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Truk and Kusai. He also bombed and photographed Guam during the invasion. The couple retired to Venice in 1981. — Don Moore

By Alexander J. Miller Jr.
Special to the Sun

We left Hawaii and went into combat in a new B-24J. I was flying right seat (copilot) with Larry Crowell (as pilot). We stopped at Johnston Island on our way to Funafuti in the Ellice Islands.

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