Frank Reid Miller

Frank Reid Miller

Male 1917 - 1945  (27 years)

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  • Name Frank Reid Miller 
    Born 1 Feb 1917  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jan 1945  Wassell Wood, Bewdley, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Airspeed AS.10 Oxford AT655 of 1545 BAT Flight, Royal Air Force crashed and was written off when it crashed into Wassell Wood, Wyre Forest, Bewdley, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire (at approximate co ordinates 52.394 N, 2.29 W) on 19 January 1945: While cruising in a snowstorm, the pilot encountered a double engine failure and was therefore forced to attempt an emergency landing. While trying to land, the aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. A crew member was killed while both other occupants were injured.

      Crew:
      Flt Lt Norman Butler Worswick, pilot, (survived, injured)
      Flt Sgt J. R. Payne, (survived, injured)
      Flying Officer Frank Reid Miller RNZAF (NZ5409) (killed)

      Cause: Double engine failure.
    Buried Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Linwood, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Headstone Frank Reid Miller RNZAF
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Headstone Frank Reid Miller RNZAF
    Person ID I10838  Frost Family
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2018 

    Father George Greyling Miller,   b. Abt 1879,   d. 31 Aug 1955, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Edith Lillian Stokes,   b. Abt 1885,   d. 15 Dec 1965, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F4424  Group Sheet

    Family May Chamberlain,   b. 8 Nov 1913, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1997, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1940  Helwan, Cairo, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F4423  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1917 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Flying Officer F. R. Miller
    Flying Officer F. R. Miller

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] BDM NZ Historical Records, (http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/home/), 1917/6212 (Reliability: 3), 1 Feb 1917.
      Miller Frank Reid; Mother Edith Lillian; Father George Grayling

    2. [S49] billiongraves.com, FionaNZ (Reliability: 3).