Ralph R. Miller Jr.

NAME: Ralph R. Miller Jr.

ASN: O-1283116

PLACE OF BIRTH: Youngstown, Mahoning County, OH

DATE OF BIRTH:

DATES OF SERVICE:  to 15 August 1944

UNIT ASSIGNED: F Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR

HHC 509th PIB

B CO 509th PIB

CAMPAIGNS: Southern France

AWARDS: Parachutist Badge, British Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, 3rd Zouave Regiment Badge

SUMMARY OF SERVICE:

08 Nov 1942 - 2nd Lt. Ralph R. Miller Jr. O-1283116, F Co 2nd Bn 509th PIR, Youngstown, OH, Plane 9, Seat 11, Combat Weight 242 lbs.

10 Apr 1944 - 1st Lt. Ralph R. Miller Jr. O-1283116, HHC 509th PIB, General Order #5 Award of Combat Infantryman Badge

17 Apr 1944 - 1st Lt. Ralph R. Miller Jr. O-1283116, Special Order #26 Assigned as Battalion Assistant S-3

15 August 1944 - Capt. Ralph R. Miller Jr. O-1283116, B CO 509th PIB, Youngstown, OH, MIA or Buried at Sea, Rhone Am Cem, Draguignan, France Bronze Star, Purple Heart 389 Stand in the Door Charles H. Doyle

Capt. Ralf R. Miller, Unit: B CO 509th PIB, Position: Company Commander, Status: KIA 15 Aug 44 At Sea (Mediterranean Sea) Southern France, Awards: British Parachute Wings, Page 15, 28, 38, 47 Book: First Airborne Task Force by Michel De Trez

Back of photo reads, "Company Officers. The one on the left is my Commanding Officer from Youngstown (Ohio)." Capt. Bing Miller is the officer on the left

 

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