Flight Sergeant Reginald James MILLER

Service No: 412438
Born: Hay NSW, 21 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 19 July 1941
Unit: No. 21 Operational Training Unit (RAF), RAF Station Moreton-in-Marsh
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 21 Operational Training Unit Wellington aircraft R1242), near Moreton-in-Marsh, 5 May 1943, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery, Gloucestershire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Benjamin James Miller and Florence Maude Miller; husband of Heather Elleanor Bryle Miller and Murraini, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 127, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: ANZAC Memorial Clock, Leeton NSW

On the night of 4 May 1943, Wellington R1242 took off from Moreton-in-Marsh, detailed for night flying training. The aircraft was reported to have overshot the runway and crashed at around 0215 hours, some three miles west north west of the airfield. Flight Sergeant Miller was killed and three crew members were injured.

The crew members of R1242 were:

Flight Sergeant A M Borrow (1250600) (RAFVR) Injured
Sergeant Neil Anthony Bridgefoot (412377) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 14 December 1945
Flight Sergeant Ivor McMillan (420244) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 30 November 1945
Flight Sergeant Reginald James Miller (412438) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Willmott Nolan (26469) Injured, Discharged from the RAAF: 31 January 1946


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, 166/27/123
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line