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September 11, 2014


LCDR Robert Montgomery US Navy (1941-1946)

by bfoster2004

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LCDR Robert Montgomery

US Navy

(Served 1941-1946)

After World War II broke out in Europe, Montgomery enlisted in London for American field service and drove ambulances in France until the Dunkirk evacuation. Upon America’ entrance into the war, Montgomery joined the U.S. Navy and served as Naval Attache on British destroyers hunting U-boats. He attended torpedo boat school, became a PT boat commander, and participated in the D-Day invasion on board a Destroyer. Montgomery served five years of active war duty, was awarded a Bronze Star, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the European Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars, one Overseas Service Bar, and promoted to the rank of Lt. Commander.

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  1. Ronald Abrams
    Jan 9 2019

    And an outstanding life full of action. Very envious I was born way too late. He was a great American


  2. Kevin B, Son of a Gunners Mate
    Jan 28 2019

    Lt. Robert Montgomery is mentioned in Lt. Bob Berry’s 1943 book, _Gunners Get Glory_ in pages 173-178. Berry served with Montgomery aboard a cargo ship transporting PT boats to the Pacific. Worth a read if you can find a copy of Berry’s book. Since the book was published during the war, ship names have been changed for security reasons. If anyone knows the name of the ship that Montgomery and Berry both served, please post that information.

    Kevin B.


  3. Dave
    May 6 2019

    I only know that Montgomery served aboard a destroyer, the USS Barton.



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