Wilson W. Montague's brother Bobby Montague and two other family members in this picture flew to Germany the weekend of May 28, 2016 to meet witnesses to Wilson's plane crash and to see the field where he crashed and was killed. The Montague family was finally able to get first hand details of what happened to their beloved Wilson. The son of one witness who began the crash research and contacted the family made this memorial plaque honoring Wilson for his sacrifice. On Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 they went to the field in Reicholzheim to place the memorial.
The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...
Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) near Wertheim in P-51D 44-14254.
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Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...