Based on four interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from March 1971 through May 1971. The volume contains 304 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1973 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.
Admiral Miller was designated a naval aviator in 1938. He was assigned as flight instructor at NAS, Ellyson Field, Florida, where he trained Colonel Doolittle's "Tokyo Raiders" in carrier takeoffs and accompanied them in the Hornet in 1942. He then commanded Air Group 23 in the Princeton and Air Group Six in the Hancock. After graduation from the Industrial College in 1953, he was assigned to the CNO's Strategic Plans Division. He then was Commander Fleet Air, Philippines, followed by tours as Director of the Progress Analysis Group, CNO, and CO of the Hancock. This volume concludes with a discussion of the scope of his command of Carrier Division Fifteen, an antisubmarine hunter-killer task group, in 1961 and 1962.
Based on five interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from April 1971 through August 1971. The volume contains 243 pages of interview transcript plus an index and appendices. The transcript is copyright 1973 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.
The second volume picks up the admiral's career in 1961 when he was assigned as Chief of Staff for Plans Joint Staff, CinCPac at the time of the buildup in Vietnam. In 1964 he had command of Carrier Division Three and Task Force 77 of the Seventh Fleet in Vietnam. As CTF, he launched the first of a succession of aircraft carrier strikes on North Vietnam from the Ranger, Coral Sea, and Hancock. In 1966 he returned to Washington to serve as Navy Chief of Information and tells of his efforts and programs to project a better image of the Navy. In 1968 he reported as Commander, Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, with additional duty as Fleet Air, Patuxent and Naval Air Systems Command Test and Evaluation Coordinator. His last interview is concerned with drug abuse and his attendance at the White House Youth Conference in 1971.