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 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:
5 thoughts on “WWI Portrait Photo – WWI Pilot Walter V. Monger of Benson, Vermont”
This is a picture of my grandfather.
Wow! Very interesting. Are you a Vermonter?
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.
This is my Grandfather as well. Bob and I are cousins!
Wow! Small world. Glad I was able to link you with this shot of your grandfather. I was just in his hometown of Benson the other day.