Glenn Evert Miller
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Wife: Mrs. Goldie Potter Miller, 2527 Wilson Avenue, Knoxville

Died aboard the USS Indianapolis.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 15, 1945:
Glenn Miller, Seaman Second Class was with the Indianapolis and has been reported “missing in action on July 30”, in official word to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller, Holston Drive, Route 6. Seaman Miller, who was trained at the Great Lakes Naval Station, had been with the Indianapolis since April 25, 1944. “He went to sea on the Indianapolis on his 24th birthday,” his mother recalled today. He had been home a short time ago while his ship was undergoing repairs in a California shipyard following an attack by a Japanese kamikaze plane. For some time he was connected with the R.S. Kennedy Oil Co., but at the time of his enlistment in January, 1944 he was employed by Sears, Roebuck & Co. He was the husband of Mrs. Goldie Potter Miller. They have a 4 ½ year-old daughter, Nancy Sue.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 10, 1945:
Two Knoxvilllians were aboard the ill-fated Indianapolis which was lost last summer. They are: Seaman First Class Stanley Farwick Jones, husband of Mrs. Eula Masser Jones of Vestal; and Seaman Second Class Glenn E. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs Henry Miller, Holston Drive, and husband of Mrs. Goldier Potter Miller, 2527 Wilson Avenue.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 April 1920
  • Date of death: 30 July 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Indianapolis (VCS-4)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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