Miller, John, Jr., S2c Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Last Duty Station
1945-1945, CINCPACFLT/ COMPACFLT
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1927
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Ickesburg
Last Address
Ickesburg

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation March 17 - June 30, 1945 WWII Streamer
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesThe National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Military Order of the Purple Heart
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1944, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  2012, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Kidd (DD-661)CINCPACFLT/ COMPACFLT
  1944-1944, NTS/Bainbridge
  1945-1945, USS Kidd (DD-661)
  1945-1945, CTF 58
  1945-1945, CINCPACFLT/ COMPACFLT
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1944, Recruit Training Command (NTS Bainbridge, MD), 00000
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1945 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto operation March 17 - June 30, 1945 WWII Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


                                            USS Kidd (DD-661)

               


Kidd sailed 19 February 1945, to join Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. Trained and battlewise, Kidd played a key role during the first days of the Okinawa campaign, screening battleships, bombarding key targets ashore, rescuing downed pilots, sinking floating mines, providing early warning of raids, guarding heavily damaged Franklin (CV-13), and shooting down kamikazes.

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her effective fire drove off enemy planes trying to finish her.

   
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