Warrant Officer Frederick Charles MILLER

Service No: 421750
Born: Melbourne VIC, 14 February 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 March 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 49 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Fulbeck
Died: Air Operations: (No. 49 Squadron Lancaster aircraft PB586), France, 8 January 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Villeneuvre-St-Georges Old Communal Cemetery, Val-de-Marne, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Charles and Dorothy Mary Miller, of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Roll of Honour: Canberra ACT
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1658 hours on the night of 7 January 1945 Lancaster PB586 took off from Fulbeck detailed to bomb Munich, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. PB856 was lost and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of PB586 were:

Sergeant Clarence Leslie Atkins (1055862) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Alec John Bolter (184364) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Sergeant Alfred Frank Butcher (1881458) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Jack Court (1880701) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Warrant Officer Frederick Charles Miller (421750) (Wireless Operator Air)
Sergeant John Thomas Sanderson (1621826) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Thomas Ellwood Walker (1623780) (RAFVR) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/27/716