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Brooke Montgomery '46

Date of birth: February 25, 1925

Date of death: February 1, 1956

Age: 30

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Jet Collision Fatal to Son of Seattleite

Navy Lieut. Brooke Montgomery, 28, was killed when two jet fighter planes collided yesterday near Ventura, Calif., the Associated Press reported.

Montgomery was the son of Vice Adm. Alfred E. V. Montgomery (ret.) of The Highlands. Admiral Montgomery formerly was the Navy's commander of aircraft in the Pacific.

The second pilot, Lieut. William Molenhoff, Oxnard, Calif., landed his damaged F-7U Cutlass safely.

The Navy guided-missile test center at Point Mugu, near Ventura, said the collision occurred at 40,000 feet during a target-practice run.

Lieutenant Montgomery was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Anne Montgomery, Detroit.

(Source: The Seattle Daily Times, February 2, 1956, Page 9)

Burial Date: February 4, 1956

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Class of 1946

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