Private Homer MILLS

ID: 35137404
B Battery

320 Glider Field Artillery Battalion

82 Airborne Division 

 

Killed in action on 18-9-1944

Born in Wayne County, West Virginia

 

 

Following message found on the internet:

 

Homer Mills was probably MIA but remains were later recovered and claimed by his family for burial in the USA. Here is the information I found. There were 2 Homer Mills killed in WW2. One was a captain the other a private. According to the "U.S. rosters of world war 2 dead, 1939-1945". Private Homer Mills 35137404 is on the dead list prepared by the quartermaster general's office Washington D.C. I have a copy of the micro film record. It says he is in a West Virginia cemetery and disposition of remains was according to next of kin. There is an old Mills family cemetery in Wayne county and that is probably where he is.

On Ancestry.com I found a copy of U.S world war 2 Amy Enlistment Records 1938-1946 for Homer Mills. It says he enlisted 28 March 1942, from Wayne county West Virginia and enlisted in Kentucky. He was born in 1919, his education was grammar school, he was a farm hand, he was married, he was 65" tall and weighed 138 pounds. His service number had not been assigned yet but I am positive this was him.

I found on Ancestry.com the 1920 census dated 20 Jan. 1920 Homer at 6 months old with his family in Wayne county West Virginia, South West corner just across the Tug River from Kentucky. He is also on the 1930 census at the same location. They were farmers on both 1920 and 1930 census. He had 7 brothers and sisters all older than him. I called by telephone 2 Men named Mills over 65 years old in Wayne County. One of them said he recalled a Randolph Mills and family that lived around Crum West Virginia but did not remember Homer Mills. Randolph was Homer's father.

 

Jack D. Johnston, Secretary 320th field artillery association, 25 Jan. 2011