Roy V. Montgomery was born in Tennessee to Roy Victor Montgomery and Ethel Bertie Catlett.
He died non Battle 3 May 1944
Memorialized at the East Coast Memorial, New York, NY and at Stiloh Memorial Cemetery in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Aircraft B-25G with serial number 42-32464 departed from Natal in Brazil on a Ferrying mission to Belem, Brazil. The aircraft was last sighted at Sao Luiz in Brazil, course coastal. The cause of the loss of the aircraft is unknown, possible lack of fuel.
Pilot, 1st Lieutenant Roy V. Montgomery
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt William A. Gavin
Navigator, 2nd Lt Mace M. Richardson
Flight Engineer, T/Sgt Edward J. Collins
Radio Operator, PFC Francis J. Martin
The Knoxville Journal, May 29, 1942
Roy V. Montgomery Jr., Sevierville, left, son of Roy V. Montgomery, Army Air Corps aviation Cadet, is taking primary training at Lodwick Aviation Military Academy, Avon Park, Fla.
The Knoxville Journal, July 12, 1944
First Lt. Roy V. Montgomery Jr., son of R.V. Montgomery, Publisher of a Sevierville newspaper, has been declared officially dead by the War Department. Lieutenant Montgomery, the husband of Mrs. Anna Henry Montgomery of 206 Pettway Avenue, Knoxville, was reported missing in a flight over Brazil May 5.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 22 May 1944
Sevierville, May 22 – First Lt. Roy V. Montgomery Jr., son of R.V. Montgomery, Sevierville, publisheer and Radio Operator Francis J. Martin, 1362 Cornelia Avenue, Knoxville, are today both officially listed as missing. Telegrams were received Sunday afternoon from Lt. Col. Earl D. Johnson, commanding officer of the Fourth Ferrying Command, Memphis, saying that “Extensive search has been abandoned” for the bomber and crew who were flying back to the United States. The command expressed “Deepest sympathy” and promised to let the families know of any developements. Mr. Montgomery today phoned Memphis for any additional details. Lt. Montgomery;s wife lives at 319 Pettway Evenue, Knoxville. They are thee parents of twin daughters, born Jan. 29.
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of death: 3 May 1944
- County: Sevier
- Hometown: Sevierville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 554th Air Force Base Unit
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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