Loyd Woodrow Miller was born on 18 November 1916, the son of Mary Miller. He graduated from the radio communication and mechanics course at Scott Field in Illinois in October, 1941. After this course he was assigned to duty at MacDill Field, Fla. He married Helen Butler on 14 February 1942 at Chattsworth in Georgia. He was still stationed in Florida at the time.
He Died non Battle 30 July 1942
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 332

Sgt Miller died at the Canal Zone, Corozal. He is buried together with Private Albert W. Anderson, Sergeant William R. Coulter Jr., Staff Sergeant Thomas J. Drummond Jr., Second Lieutenant Robert L. Forrester Jr., Second Lieutenant Anselm B. Harrison, Sergeant Charles J. Korpi, Master Sergeant Paul Knoppke, Second Lieutenant Richard E.A. Regula, First Lieutenant William R. Ussery, Jr. and Staff Sergeant Harold W. Woodcock.

This crew was killed in an airplane (LB-30 AL62) crash on Pinzon Island, Galapagos. Ecuador, on July 30. The wreckage of the plane was entirely consumed by fire.

The Knoxville Journal, August 7, 1942
Sgt. Loyd Woodrow Miller, previously reported missing, was killed in action while on duty in the service of his country in a recent Carribbean Sea engagement. His wife, Mrs. Helen Butler Miller, 1202 Bowerman Street, received the information from the War Department yesterday. Sergeant Miller lived in Knoxville only a short time before going into the Army. He was formerly a resident of Bristol. Mrs. Miller is the sister of Johnny Butler, former University of Tennessee football star.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 November 1916
  • Date of death: 30 July 1942
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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