Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey ...

It is January, 1970.  Bob, who traveled extensively throughout his life, is in England checking out old haunts.  His visit is covered in the Jan. 4th issue of the Sunday Times.   

"Robert Montgomery, the American film actor and director, standing in front of a Hawker Hurricane with Air Vice Marshal R. Jones, Air Officer Commanding No. 11 Fighter Group, when he made a sentimental journey last week to R.A.F. Bentley Priority, Stanmore.

In the spring of 1941 as a United States Navy lieutenant, Mr. Montgomery made frequent visits to Bentley Priority while serving on the Embassy staff in London.  Despite the fact that America was neutral and that it was strictly against regulations, he managed to do duty in the top secret underground operations room --- the nerve center of Fighter Command.

Mr. Montgomery said that the knowledge he gained through his back door visits paid off handsomely after Pearl Harbour when he was called upon to set up an operations room in the White House for President Roosevelt."  

                             65-year-old Mr. Montgomery

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