He enlisted in the USAAF at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, on 2 July 1943. He was trained in the supply of goods at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Ft. Lee, Virginia. On 15 June 1944, a C-47A, # 42-93372, assigned to 3rd Combat Cargo Group, 11th Combar Cargo Squadron, departed the airfield at Sookerating, India, on an air resupply mission and return. It was last seen by an eyewitness to the crash that killed everyone on board at 25º 31’ North and 96º 50’ East, when it hit some trees and crashed. Two Chinese soldiers said that the C-47A propellars hit trees before crashing. All crew members were from the 11th Combat Cargo Squadron on detached service to the 1st Troop Carrier Squadron, except 1stLt Miller, who was from Station # 10 (A.T.C.) on detached service to the 1st Troop Carrier Squadron. The three Air Supply Droppers were from the USAAF 3841st Quartermaster Truck Company. His remains were recovered from the American military cemetery at the airfield near Kalaikunda, India, and, together with the indistinguishable remains of Technician 5th Grade Olden F. Claibourn, were buried in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung Co., New York, on 26 October 1949 (Sec. G, Grave 4592).