Salina, Kansas - 1944
completing basic training at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Montuori attended photo school for 13 weeks at Lowery Field, Denver,
CO, where upon graduation, he acquired the rating of Camera Technician.
Having spent several years in photography trade before entering
the service, this was the logical assignment for Louis.
spent some time at Dyersburg AAF in Tennessee and then moved on
to Dalhart AAF, Texas, where he joined the 60th Squadron of the
39th Bomb Group.
the extremes of heat and cold at Smoky Hill AAF, Salina, Kansas,
Montuori's section installed cameras in the B-29s training for combat.
the "cruise" on the USS Howell Lykes, his job on Guam was a continuation
of that back at Smoky Hill.
receiving his discharge on February 1946, Montuori decided to stay
in the photography field. Eventually, he and his wife established
a business, which supplied color photography to the TV network and
advertising agencies in the New York City area.
have been retired since 1979 and have relocated to St. Petersburg
Beach, Florida. He is hopefully of attending a 39th Bomb Group reunion
at such time it is held closer to home.
and Betty Montuori
39th Group Reunion