Douglas “Doug” Garvin McMillin was the son of Edwyn West McMillin and Margaret Elizabeth Davidson. He married Martha Giles Akin in 1941 and was father of Martha Julia McMillin.
He died 29 August 1944

First Lieutenant
380th Bomber Group, 529th Bomber Squadron, Heavy

Douglas McMillin attended Baylor High School in Chattanooga and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in the class of 1940 and commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force. He flew reconnaissance missions in North Africa as well as over India and later from Australia as a B-24 Navigator. Aircraft B-24D1 with serial number 42-40351 was on a weather recon mission. No word was heard from the aircraft after a routine weather report. His plane crashed into the mountains of the island of Ceram in the Dutch West Indies. He was declared dead on July 5, 1944. He was buried along with members of his flight crew in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2, E-293. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Crew members
Pilot, F/O Harold A. Thornton
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt William C. Karbach Jr.
Navigator, 1st Lt Douglas G. McMillin
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Max Rubin
Engineer, T/Sgt Richard W. Corbin
Radio Operator, S/Sgt Harry H. Reed Jr.
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Peter P. Kosciuszek
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt J.D. Hawthorne
Gunner, S/Sgt Steve J. Buccia
Photographer, S/Sgt Kenneth H. Thoen
Weather Observer, Cpl Author H. Gill Jr.

Picture from the Virginia Military Institute Yearbook 1940

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of death: 29 August 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 380th Bomber Group, 529th Bomber Squadron, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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