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Emery Harry Montgomery


Pilot in 2nd Pur. Sq. 10/41-12/41; pilot in 11th Pur. Sq. 12/41-1/42; pilot in 18th Ftr. Sq. 1/42-2/43 (Aleutian Islands); 361st FS 3/43-11/43 flying a P-47, 81 missions; after WW II commanded 2nd All Jet Fighter Sq; three years in Hawaii; then to Edwards AFB till jet crashed, Col. at time of death

DFC; Air Medal; Victory Medal; AC Medal; Asiatic Pacific Camp. Medal; European African Middle Eastern Camp. Medal

2- Fw 190


Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Steubinville, Ohio 16 July 1918
Died 12 February 1958
Buried National Military Cemetery - San Diego


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Son - Thomas S. Montgomery