2/Lt. William E. McMillen

(J. Zdiarský (www.museum119.cz) from the Dave Jewell collection)

2/Lt. William E. McMillen

338th FS - 08 July 1944 - 12 August 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-13739

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
205 12 August 1944 Railroad Rodeo – Verdun/Metz/Nancy, France (White 2)
Air Scores
Ground Scores

ASN - O-763268
08 July 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
12 August 1944 - Killed in Action
MACR No. 07769

1/Lt. Lloyd P. Turner reported: "I was flying Acorn white.  Lt. McMillen was flying White 2.  We had bombed a railroad marshalling yard at Lunneville (s.w. of Nancy) France, and strafed a train south of Nancy, when Major McGinn, Acorn White leader, and Lt. McMillen dove from 5,000 feet to strafe a truck on the highway leading due west from Nancy.  Lt. McMillen apparently started his pull-up a bit late and caught one wing on an obstruction and crashed.  The accident occurred at approximately 0730 hours at 48 degrees 42 minutes north and 06 degrees and zero minutes east on 12 August 1944."

Lt. McMillen is buried in Memorial Park, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

26 August 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal (Posthumously)


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