Luther Miller Jr. served as a gunner on the U.S.S. Mannert L. Abele (DD733) in the South Pacific area.

On the 12th of April 1945 the U.S.S. Mannert L. Abele was struck by two enemy suicide planes. The first hit in the aft engine room starboard side, the second about one minute later in the forward fire room starboard side. The ship settled rapidly and sank about three minutes after the second hit.

Memorialized at the Honolulu, HI Memorial.

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Miller Sr., Rt 2 Box 409, Chattanooga

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 12 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Harrison
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Mannert L. Abele (DD733)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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