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John Emmett Miller

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"American awards won" paper clipping of Flight Sergeant Miller (left) and Flying Officer M T Vanderpump at the field presentation in the Pacific of the American Distinguished Flying Cross - This image may be subject to copyright

"American awards won" paper clipping of Flight Sergeant Miller (left) and Flying Officer M T Vanderp …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Emmett AWMM
  • Surname
    Miller AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ404919 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Flying Cross (USA) AWMM
    DFC (US). 5 September 1943. Escorting American bombers providing cover from Japanese fighter planes. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 December 1940 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Daphne

    Miller was a pilot in Singapore from October 1941 until the arrival of the Japanese in 1942. In July 1943 he went to Guadalcanal.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 May 2009 AWMM
    Age 94 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 8 May 2009 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Waihi RSA, 71 Seddon Avenue, Waihi 3610 AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • Rudge, C. (2003). Air-to-air : the story behind the air-to-air combat claims of the RNZAF. Lyttelton, N.Z.: Adventure Air. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Vol. 3 p. 598 ref. 78 AWMM
    • Hanson, C. (2001). By such deeds: honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923-1999. Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      p. 350 AWMM
    • Rudge, C. (2003). Air-to-air : the story behind the air-to-air combat claims of the RNZAF. Lyttelton, N.Z.: Adventure Air. AWMM
      p. 128-9; 141-4, 152 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: 8 May 2009 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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