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08.03.1943 No. 257 Squadron Typhoon Ib EJ916 FM-M Fl/Lt. Reginald S. Miller
Operation: Not known
Date: 8th March 1943 (Monday)
Unit: No. 257 'Burma' Squadron
Type: Typhoon Ib
Base: RAF Warmwell, Dorset
Location: At base RAF Warmwell
Pilot: Fl/Lt. Reginald Sydney Miller 87460 (966013 SNCO) RAFVR Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Fl/Lt. Miller was killed in the crash when avoiding a Miles Master on take off from RAF Warmwell.
Fl/Lt. Reginald Sydney Miller. Childswickham Churchyard (St. Mary). Grave North of Church. Son of Frederick Leonard and Daisy Gertrude Miller, of Tremorfa, Glamorgan.
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Annabelle Smith - niece of the pilot who contacted us in June 2016. Urgently seeking information for her elderly father, the brother of Fl/Lt. Miller. Thanks to John Jones for the information on the loss of the aircraft from the Facebook page belonging to Hawker Typhoon RB396 Restoration. Other sources as quoted below:
RS 28.08.2018 - Update to loss of aircraft
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