Second Lieutenant Beverly E. Miller was a P-47D Thunderbolt pilot attached to the 319th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, the Checkertail Clan, 15th Air Force. On January 10, 1944, 2nd Lieutenant Miller was flying fighter escort for bombers targeting Sofia, Bulgaria. He experienced engine trouble with his fighter plane and had to ditch in the Adriatic Sea just off the coast of Yugoslavia. His remains were never recovered. He is listed in the Tablets of the Missing, Florence American Cemetery, Via Casa, Florence, Italy. His awards include the Air Medal and Purple Heart. Beverly E. Miller was the son of Fred Miller, charter member of Post 77 and Ida Miller, past president of Unit 77.