M.344  First Officer Burton Craig Miller 
 flag usa  b. 8 Jul 1917, Louisville, KY 20 Feb 1941 to 19 Feb 1942 

 ata burton miller

     

 

Mother: Zula [Troutman]

Ed. Purdue University

Next of Kin: (Father) Rodney Deane Miller, 7314 Phillips Ave, Chicago, IL. He was an accountant.

 prev. Flight Instructor for Athens Airways, Inc, Ohio

prev.exp. 800 hrs


 Postings: 1FPP

Suspended for 3 days in Dec-41 for 'contravention of daily standing orders';

Suspended for 7 days and fined $25 in Feb-42 for breaches of flying discipline (dangerous flying).

"Absolutely top class in every way; ability, keenness, influence and work unsurpassed" (Blimey)

However, his camera was confiscated by the ATA in July 1941 after a letter home was intercepted, containing photographs of aircraft and expressing his dissatisfaction with the ATA.

The ATA Security Officer suggested that he be searched at the port of departure for photographs and undeveloped film.


 Joined RAF Ferry Command but d. 22 Jun 1943 (age 25): Marauder FK129 crashed 35 m W of Borinquen, Puerto Rico

Commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial


 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):download grey

 

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