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Bert M Montague

Military

Assigned to 359th FG, and 369th FS Dec. 19, 1944 -Sept., 1945, flying 31 missions. Promoted to 1st Lt. Apr.30,1945. Promoted to Captain in Occupational Army, in Germany, Sept., 1945 to end of tour. While in the reserves, Bert graduated from college and law school. Was eventually assigned to the JAG, as legal counsel, at Seymour Johnson AFB. Received The Air Force Commendation Medal, for meritorious service, in 1974, and retired as Colonel, 1977.

Service

Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-11636 Chicago

    P-51 Mustang
    Originally assigned to 1Lt Arnold Mettel then reassigned to 1Lt Bert Montague.

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wake County, North Carolina 16 November 1923
End Tour of Duty (ETD)
Promoted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 23:55:19 TMontague Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Bert's daughter

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2014 02:27:28 TMontague Changes to highest rank and role
Sources

I am Bert Montague's daughter.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / self

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