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The Airmen's Stories - P/O C R Montgomery


Cecil Robert Montgomery was born in March 1914, the son of John and Mary Eleanor Montgomery of Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

He joined the RAF on a short service commission in June 1939.

With his training completed, he arrived at 12 Group Pool, Aston Down on 24th February 1940.




After converting to Hurricanes he was posted to 615 Squadron in France on 14th May. He was reported 'Missing' after a combat over the Channel off Dover on 14th August. His Hurricane, P3160, crashed into the sea.

Montgomery was 26. His body was washed ashore on 8th September 1940 near Calais and buried in Marck (Les Hemmes) cemetery. He was reinterred on 17th September 1942 in Oye-Plage Communal Cemetery.





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