Private First Class

William T. Miller


2nd Bn - E Company - 506th PIR
Normandy, France, Holland

6th June 1944 onwards

Survived the war?
101st Airborne Division

Shrouded in mist

William T. Miller was killed on the September 20th 1944 at Son, Holland. He came from Kerrville, Texas, had red hair and his mother who was still writing to my aunt (Miss Norma Jean Loveday) in 1947, later moved to Dallas. 'Bill' Miller dropped in Normandy he gave my aunt his Combat Infantry Badge afterwards, which she sent to his mother in 1945.

My aunt met Bill Miller in Swindon at the 'Majestic' skating rink in Milton Road, this would be late 43. The family lived then at 24 Carr St., Swindon. Their relationship grew serious and planned to become engaged. My grandparents made many Americans welcome in their home and fed them and looked after them as best they could. I have letters to them from the parents of some of the troopers thanking them and our family for their kindness towards their sons. The soldiers wrote from Europe to my grandmother who was called Flo Loveday, they wrote to her as 'Mom'.

Miller was not on the Easy roster prior to D-Day, but did the mission, so perhaps was assigned to another 101st Airborne Division Regiment or HQ company.

Veteran's personal medals
American campaign
American campaign
European campaign
European campaign
Purple heart
Purple heart

Veteran's personal file

506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

  • Presidential Unit Citation
    Presidential Unit Citation for Normandy

    A picture made by Bill of Norma Loveday the lady who Bill met in England.
    A picture made by Bill of Norma Loveday the lady who Bill met in England.
    A letter from Bill Miller written in 1944
    A letter from Bill Miller written in 1944
    • September 20th, 1944
    • Ohio

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