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Quincy Victor MILLER, Jr.

Male 1919 - 2002  (82 years)


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  • Name Quincy Victor MILLER 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 8 Nov 1919  Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 2002  [1, 2
    Buried 22 Apr 2002  Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Section R Row A Site 19
    Person ID I13601  von Rosenberg Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 May 2009 

    Father Quincy Victor MILLER,   b. 16 Dec 1890, Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1954, Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Julia Lena VON ROSENBERG,   b. 19 Jan 1896, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1996, Runnels County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1916  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F9481  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Vic left the University of Texas in 1941 during his junior year to joining the U.S. Air Corps as an aviation cadet. In World War II he trained in B-17s, was a lead pilot, and flew one of the few radar-equipped aircraft. He was awarded three Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Purple Heart, five Air Medals, and many commendations. He was credited with destroying three enemy aircraft in combat. He returned to the U.S. in 1944 and completed command and general staff school. He served in training command positions, including division level staff and squadron commander. He was sent to Far East when the Korean War began where his squadron’s duties included serving as bush pilots, moving supplies, people, and casualties, and serving as couriers to Japan. He was a awarded a fourth Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in Korea. The remainder of his Air Force career included carrying cargo across the Pacific, serving as wing inspector, and working in the intelligence section TAC during the U-2 loss, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

      After he retired from the military, he and Virginia bought a small ranch in Mill City, Oregon. He returned to school and earned a degree in engineering and a job at Douglas Aircraft. He retired from Douglas and took a contract job with Boeing where he helped in the design of the 767 and 757 airliners.

      His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and skeet shooting. His skill at the latter earned him numerous trophies.

  • Sources 
    1. [S82] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011), Number: 460-64-5095;Issue State: Texas;Issue Date: 1956.

    2. [S33] National Gravesite Locator, National Cemetery Administration, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    3. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Runnels County, Texas, ED 214, p. 1A, line 30.