Brother of Rev. William Byrd Lee Milton, also an ATA pilot - 'The Flying Parsons'.(see below)
Ed. Christ Church School, Saluda, VA, Virginia Military Institute and Virginia Theological Seminary [1934 B.S. Civil Enginering, 1938 B.D. Theology]
m. 1938 Isobel Heyward [Wilson] from Birmingham, ALA
prev. Priest - Rector of Brandon Episcopal Church, Burrowsville, VA
prev. exp. 450 hrs
Address in 1941: 756 Cumberland Ave, Atlanta, GA
Postings: 2FPP, 8FPP, 16FPP, 1FPP (Seconded), 14FPP
He and his brother resigned their church appointments in neigbouring parishes in the US to join the ATA. In May 1942, Marshall said "The only thing I object to is helping men to kill each other and from the pulpit I couldn't do it, but as an individual and as a member of society I felt that whether I believed in war or not I was just part of it. We thought we would be of more service perhaps in the ATA than by staying at home."
- 24 Dec 1941, Brewster Buffalo overshot landing due to flap and engine failure and ran into a heap of earth;
- 8 Feb 1942, Defiant overshot landing and then swung to avoid another aircraft; pilot to blame as he should have made a second circuit;
- 29 Mar 1942, Beaufort failed top control a swing after applying brakes. Not to blame as the brakes were found to be defective;
- 29 Oct 1942, successfully force landed a Hampden after port engine failure. Pilot not responsible.
- 21 Feb 1943, Proctor III tipped onto its nose when taxying in high wind; he was held to blame as he ignored the ground crew, who were standing by to help.
"A methodical pilot of average ability, but inclined to be heavy-handed on single-engine aircraft."
"A good officer and a capable and obliging pilot."
Later a maths teacher
d. 5 Nov 1993 - Newport, VA