Bob Miller served on 11 Ships in 6 Years during World War II
99-year-old Bob Miller joined the Jr. Naval Reserve in 1936 age 13, went to Boot Camp at Newport, Rhode Island, in early 1941, and served on 11 ships in World War II, rising to Petty Officer, Aviation Machinist Mate 3/c. Join host Glenn Flickinger in a wide-ranging conversation with Bob as he takes us from his first ship, the 1854 sailing vessel USS Constellation, through the Battle of the North Atlantic, Operation Torch (the invasion of North Africa), Guadalcanal, the Invasion of Southern France, and a series of Pacific invasions, including Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Ryukus, and Okinawa. Along the way, Bob spent time in the Brig, sunk a German u-Boat, was attacked by Kamikazes, and flew into the eye of a hurricane own a B-17.
Bob Miller’s 11 Navy ships:
- USS CONSTELLATION (1854 Sloop-of-War)
- USS WYOMING (BB-32)
- USS RAVEN (AM-55)
- USS RANGER (CV-4)
- USS CHARGER (AVG-30/ACV-30/CVE-30)
- USS SUWANNEE (CVE-27)
- USS CHENANGO (ACV-28)
- USS KALININ BAY (CVE-68)
- USS CASABLANCA (CVE-55)
- USS TULAGI (CVE-72)
- USS CHLORIS (ARVE-4)
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