WWI Portrait Photo – WWI Pilot Walter V. Monger of Benson, Vermont


World War One Vermonter photos are far and few between, so I always jump on the opportunity to add one to my growing collection.  Today’s portrait photo recently arrived in the mail from a fellow collector who discovered it at an estate sale on the West Coast.  This crisp and clear 8×10 portrait was sadly damaged during shipping but still retains it’s incredible details depicting the bullion wings and cap insignia.

Walter Monger WWI Portrait

Walter Monger WWI Portrait

Walter V. Monger was born on December 18th, 1892 and passed away on October 18th, 1975.  I’ve tracked down a number of documents on Ancestry.com that can be viewed below:

WWI Draft Registration Card

WWI Draft Registration Card

WWII Draft Registration

WWII Draft Registration

1919 School Photo

1919 School Photo

 

5 thoughts on “WWI Portrait Photo – WWI Pilot Walter V. Monger of Benson, Vermont

      • No, actually my grandfather’s family moved to Oregon while he was young. My grandmother was from Texas and they met during his flight training. He married her in 1924 and they ended up moving back to Oregon after my dad was born in the early 30’s and I was born in Oregon and have spent most of my life here.

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