Miller, Charles David, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1571D-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 4252nd Strategic Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1968
Captain

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenfield
Last Address
Kadena AB, Okinawa

Casualty Date
Nov 26, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Japan
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Federal Street Cemetery - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W38 081

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar


Navigator Observer (basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
346th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy4252nd Strategic Wing
  1968-1968, 346th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1968-1968, 4252nd Strategic Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  
  1968-1968, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Charles Miller  was the EWO, assigned to the crew of B-52D (#55‑0103,) call sign "Cream 2" of the 346th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Wing attached to 306th Bomb Wing, Kadena AB, Okinawa 4252th Strategic Wing.

On 18 December 1968, during an "Arc-Light Mission" en-route to Vietnam, the crew aborted take‑off from Kadena Air Base and was destroyed by fire. The B-52 left the end of the runway and traveled down a grass embankment, hit a large ditch, and came to rest on the inner perimeter road, sitting on top of an air police pick-up truck.The wings were torn loose releasing fuel from the wing tanks. Fires started from ruptured hydraulic lines, fuel flowing over hot brakes, and from electrical malfunctions.

All seven crewmen left the aircraft on the ground. Five of the crew survived, and two died later of injuries.

SSgt Jerry Nixon Scott died of injuries on 24th November 1968. The EWO, Captain Charles D. Miller , died of his injuries on 26 November 1968 in Japan.
   
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