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  TBF-1 Avenger Bureau Number 24176  
USS Princeton

Pilot  Ensign Gordon W. Spear (rescued)
Crew  ARM2C Raymond G. Marshall (rescued)
Crew  ARM2C David Chase Miller, 2020547 (MIA / KIA) MA

Crashed  November 2, 1943

Mission History
Took off from USS Princeton, on a strike against Buka Airfield and Bonis Airfield. Suffered a mid-air collision and crashed. Two crew members were rescued, one was missing in action.

Miller was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Thanks to Ted Darcy for additional crew details

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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