| Pfc. William
Normandy, France, Holland
E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne
Willaim T. Miller was killed on 20/9/44 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'.
Bill Miller not on the Easy roster prior to D-Day,
but did the mission, so perhaps another 101 regiment or HQ company
man. He did the Holland Jump and is listed as 20th September killed.
If you would happen to know anything about William
Miller, maybe you have served with him, please let me know. Click
Shoulderpatch of the 101st Airborne.
A picture made by Bill of Norma Loveday the lady who Bill met in
A letter from Bill Miller written in 1944