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257 Squadron Crest
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

Serial: EJ916

Code: FM-M

Base: RAF Warmwell, Dorset

Location: At base RAF Warmwell

Pilot: Fl/Lt. Reginald Sydney Miller 87460 (966013 SNCO) RAFVR Age 22. Killed


Fl/Lt. Miller was killed in the crash when avoiding a Miles Master on take off from RAF Warmwell.

Burial details:

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

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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