Son of James A Ellington and Erma Ellington
Ex-husband of Maria Antoinette Cole
Lieut Spurgeon Neal Ellington
In civilian life, Lt Ellington was an elementary school teacher.
He entered the military out of Fort Bragg, NC in 1942, and was trained as a pilot at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Lt. Ellington flew with the 332nd Fighter Group, 99th Fighter Squadron piloting its P-51D Mustang in the European skies.
Ellington was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery as a pilot in 1944.
In 1943, Lt. Ellington married Marie Antoinette Hawkins, but they divorced after 7 months. (Marie Antoinette ultimately became the wife of the famous singer, Nat "King" Cole.)
He was killed with another pilot, Lt Richard Hall in a plane crash during a training exercise at Crystal Lake, Georgia in 1945.
Source: geni.com, timenote.info
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