BROOKE MONTGOMERY, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: February 25, 1925
Date of death: February 1, 1956
Age: 30

Lucky Bag

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From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

Brooke Montgomery

Coronado, California

A Navy Junior and a profound lover of the Navy, it was only natural that "Monty" entered the Naval Academy. His chief interests were sailing, pistol-shooting, and reading Time magazine; however, not being adverse to feminine companionship, he always dragged when a good opportunity presented itself. He is not only high in class standing, but also exceptionally high in the esteem of his classmates. Always dependable, considerate, helpful, and energetic, "Monty" has all the traits necessary for a successful Naval career.

The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

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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