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|George Long &
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Crash 14-08-44 TIME 12:00 LOCATION EAST DOMFRONT
PILOT MONTAG Thomas M Captain 0-732317 (25years)
ORGANIZATION Location A-3 Air Force 9th
MISSION: Departure ALG Course 170°
Target of opportunity.- Armed reconnaissance patrol.
AIRPLANE: P47 D-25 A.A.F. Serial number 42-26393
ENGINE: R2800-59 P-14980
WITNESS: Richard KIK 1st Lt 0-745414 saw crash.
CIRCUMSTANCES: Weather haze to 4000 feet
Statement by Lt Kik:
Captain Montag started to strafe some trucks on the main
road running east and west through the forest of Andaine
in the vicinity of Domfront.
He went into a pass at an angle of about 40°, he hit the
truck it started burning.
He started to pull out and scraped the trees for about a
distance of 30 yds and then his tail caught a tree and the
plane crashed into the forest. The plane burst into flames
and the engine has been torn off and the only thing I could
see was a small part of the fuselage which was burning.
|Monument to Capt Montag
at his crash site near
|Sgt Daniel Mohn
FW-190 & Me-109 x 2
|Temporary French grave of Capt
Montag. A Farmer found the crash
site and buried Capt Montag.
|Marshall E. Mumaw
Commander 395th FS
|Bob Miller after belly
landing his crippled P-47
2nd Lt. Thomas H. Moore
MACR #14097, Shot down by flak while
strafing near Wasserburg, Germany.
Cemetery: Epinal Wall of the Missing
Aviation Artist Tom Kalina has painted the was
flown by Larry Marsch of the 395th FS, 368th
FG. A very limited number of these prints are
available, please go to www.tomkalina.com for
2nd Lt. Thomas F. Layden
MACR #13621, Crashed while strafing near
Cemetery: Netherlands C-20
1st Lt. Pike B. Martin
MACR # Unknown, Shot down by flak
near Caen, France.
Cemetery: Brittany E-46-19
(may have been reburied in U.S.)
1st Lt. Hugh P. Matthews
MACR #12805, Shot Down by FW-190
near Langenzelbold, Germany.
Cemetery: Lorraine D-34-29
Capt. Thomas N. Montag
MACR #8155, Crashed into trees while
strafing near Domfront, France.
Cemetery: Brittany E-17-11