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Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller


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if my memory serves me correctly, and at this stage that may be a stretch, Miller was credited with downing 3-4 Japanese aircraft. A white sailor downed one at Pearl and was awarded the MOH and spent WW 2 CONUS on Bond drives.

 

This is long overdue.

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Heck yeah. A deserving man.

if my memory serves me correctly, and at this stage that may be a stretch, Miller was credited with downing 3-4 Japanese aircraft. A white sailor downed one at Pearl and was awarded the MOH and spent WW 2 CONUS on Bond drives.

 

This is long overdue.

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Been a decent amount of USS West Virginia stuff in my life lately. Cheers to a hero.

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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One article quotes him in a contemporary interview saying he fired the gun for what he thought was 15 minutes and might have hit one plane. But, recollections in that kind of situation can be sometimes be difficult even soon after.

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This would be the first time an aircraft carrier will be named after an enlisted sailor. Usually they are named for famous battles, admirals or politicians. There was one named for Orville Wright in 1945.

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