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    Col. Luther J. Miller passed away

    Post  Bedwyr on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:37 pm

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    Most people might say who cares? Col. Luther J. Miller was a decorated pilot during WW II and Vietnam. He was also a key member of the design team who built the C-5A Galaxy transport plane.

    But his most secret accomplishment, was his role in the development of the AC-47 "Spooky" Gunship. Col "Jay" Miller was the one who came up with the idea and implementation of putting mini guns on a C-47 Dakota.

    Yet his biggest accomplishment for him was the numbers of pilots and would be pilots he educated while serving as an instructor and professor at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA.

    So if any of you are flying the AC-47 in UP3 take to day to remember who was behind that project.

    Colonel Luther J. Miller (1921-2012) Blue skies and tailwinds Jay rest easy.

    Colonel Luther J. "Jay" Miller


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    Re: Col. Luther J. Miller passed away

    Post  Bedwyr on Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:46 pm

    I personally had the privliege of meeting him when he was at the University of Dubuque, I was a student there, I was also on the University Flight team so I got to visit with him on a regular basis.


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