Miller, Carl Dean, Col

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Primary Unit
1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1952 - 1967

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Miller, Carl Dean, Col.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marshall, Missouri
Last Address
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Sep 05, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26E 002

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 Unit Assignments
555th Tactical Fighter Squadron8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf PackUS Air Force
  1967-1967, 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1967, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
  1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1966-1967, F-4 Phantom
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1Lt. Paul D. Raymond and Maj. Carl D. Miller were F-4 pilots who were sent on a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam on September 5, 1967. Raymond's bombardier/navigator on the flight was Capt. Donald W. Downing, while Miller's was 1Lt. Thomas P. Hanson.

Both aircraft crashed on their missions near the coast of Vietnam. Raymond and Downing went down about 10 miles north of the city of Vinh Linh, while Miller and Hanson went down about 20 miles north of Vinh Linh. All four were classified Missing in Action, and it is believed the Vietnamese could account for them, alive or dead.

Whether the four airmen missing on September 5, 1967 survived to be captured is not known. Whether they are among those believed to be still alive today is uncertain.

During the period they were maintained missing, Miller was promoted to the rank of Colonel, Downing to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Hanson to the rank of Major and Raymond to the rank of Captain.

Col Miller's body was not recovered; he has a memorial stone in Arlington.

Col. Miller's wife, Ruth A. Miller, 84, of Marshall, Missouri, died Friday, January 20, 2012.
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