Montgomery, Alfred Eugene, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1951, NAS Jacksonville FL
Service Years
1912 - 1951
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Montgomery, Alfred Eugene, VADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
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Last Address
Seattle, WA

Date of Passing
Dec 15, 1961
Location of Interment
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Alfred E. Montgomery, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Officer in Tactical Command of a U.S. Navy Carrier Task Group, in action against enemy Japanese forces near Saipan on 21 February 1944. Rear Admiral Montgomery maneuvered his group in an excellent manner when attacked by enemy torpedo and bombing planes. Eight Japanese planes were destroyed at night by screen ships' gunfire and nine more were destroyed by ship's gunfire and combat air patrol the following morning. In the face of these determined attached Rear Admiral Montgomery launched aircraft from his carriers and they delivered repeated attacks on shipping, aircraft and shore installations on and in the vicinity of Saipan. This action and retirement were completed without damage to the ships of his task group. Rear Admiral Montgomery's inspiring leadership and the valiant devotion to duty of his command contributed in large measure to the outstanding success of these vital missions and reflect great credit upon the United States Naval Service.
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 331 (October 1944)
Born: June 12, 1891 at Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Piedmont, California

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VADM Montgomery was one of only 5 survivors of the sinking ot USS F-1 (SS-20) in 1917.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesMare Island Naval Shipyard
Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)School Assignments - StaffVO-2NAS San Diego
USS Langley (CV-1)USS Saratoga (CV-3)VT-2/VTB-2 (WW II)NAS Seattle/Sandpoint
USS Chicago (CA-29)CNO - OPNAVNAS AnacostiaUSS Ranger (CV-4)
Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)NAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldCOMFIFTHFLTUSS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
USS Essex (CV-9)USS Yorktown (CV-10)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC)
  1908-1912, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1912-1913, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1913-1914, USS Constellation (1854) Sloop of War
  1914-1914, USS Tacoma (C-18)
  1914-1915, USS Chester (CL-1)
  1915-1915, USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  1915-1915, USS Tonopah (M-8)
  1915-1915, Submarine School (Student, non BESS)
  1915-1916, USS E-1 (SS-24)
  1916-1917, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1916-1917, USS F-1 (SS-20)
  1917-1917, USS F-2 (SS-21)
  1917-1918, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) San Francisco, CA
  1918-1920, USS R-20 (SS-97)
  1920-1921, USS S-32 (SS-137)
  1921-1921, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1921-1922, Naval Flight School
  1922-1923, USS Aroostook (CM-3)
  1922-1923, VO-2
  1923-1923, VO-1
  1923-1924, VO-6
  1924-1924, Commander, Aircraft, Scouting Force
  1924-1924, USS Wright (AV-1)
  1924-1925, VT-1/VTB-1
  1925-1928, NAS San Diego
  1928-1929, USS Langley (CV-1)
  1929-1930, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1929-1930, VT-2/VTB-2 (WW II)
  1930-1932, NAS Seattle/Sandpoint
  1932-1933, Commander Cruisers Scouting Fleet
  1932-1933, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1933-1934, CNO - OPNAV
  1934-1936, NAS Anacostia
  1936-1936, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1936-1936, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1936-1938, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1938-1939, NAS San Diego
  1939-1940, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1940-1941, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1941-1942, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1942-1942, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1942-1943, Naval Air Training Center, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1943-1943, CTF 14
  1943-1943, CTG 50.3, COMFIFTHFLT
  1943-1943, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  1943-1944, Carrier Division 12 (COMCARDIV 12)
  1944-1944, Carrier Division 3 (COMCARDIV 3)
  1944-1944, USS Essex (CV-9)
  1944-1944, USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
  1944-1945, USS Yorktown (CV-10)
  1945-1945, Commander, Fleet Air, West Coast, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet
  1945-1946, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet
  1946-1947, COMFIFTHFLT
  1946-1947, USS Appalachian (AGC-1)
  1947-1947, USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1947-1949, Commander Alaskan Sea Frontier
  1947-1949, 17th Naval District
  1949-1950, NAVFAC Bermuda
  1950-1951, NAS Jacksonville FL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1917 World War I/USS F-1 (SS-20) SUNK
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1946-1946 Operation Crossroads (Bikini Atoll)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1908-1912, United States Naval Academy
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