Norman Mickey Miller
Captain, United States Navy
Norman "Bus" Mickey Miller
Born February 1, 1908 - Winston-Salem, North
R.J. Reynolds High School - Class of 1926
Captain Miller took command of Bombing Squadron 109 in 1943 with the rank of Commander. This squadron consisted of 15 B-24 (PB4Y-1) planes with 57 officers and 148 enlisted men. Between December 31, 1943 and August 16, 1944, his planes sank 20 Japanese ships, probably sunk or damaged 46 other enemy surface craft as well as destroying installations and aircraft on many South Pacific Islands. Some of the islands included Truk, Kwajalein, Puluwat, Saipan and Iwo Jima.
He retired from the Pacific war zone with several
letters of congratulations
Commander Miller, Naval Aviator 4050, was decorated more times than any other aviator in the Navy.
Navy Cross (second only to the Medal of Honor)
He was buried with full military honors in
Arlington National Cemetery (Section 6, Grave 5015-A.
United States Navy Photo
Posted: 30 March 2002 Updated: 26 August 2003 Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 18 September 2005