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Newton Longfellow

Military

Formerly command pilot. CG VIII Bomber Command 2 December 1942 to 30 June 1943.

Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME, CBE (Commander British Empire).

Service

People

  • Laurence Kuter

    Military | General | Commander
    ADC to CG, 8th Air Force 8 - 23 November 1942. ADC to CG, 8th Bomber Command 24 November - 11 December 1943. CG 1st Combat Bomb Wing 1 - 31 December 1942

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

  • 1st Combat Bomb Wing

Aircraft

  • 41-9085 Jarrin' Jenny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17E Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9085) nicknamed 'Jarrin' Jenny' became the first USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress to land in the UK, when it landed at Prestwick on 1 July 1942. ...

Associated Place

  • Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...

  • High Wycombe

    Military site : non-airfield
    Not the site of RAF High Wycombe, this was the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command (Pinetree). Situated on land and in a house formerly occupied by Wycombe Abbey School and restored to them by the US on 9 May 1946. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 1 January 1890
Commissioned 18 May 1918
Based 27 July 1942 – 20 August 1942

2nd Combat Bomb Wing

Based Brampton Grange 21 August 1942 – 30 November 1942

Commander, 1st Combat Bomb Wing

Based 2 December 1942 – 30 June 1943

Commanded VIII Bomber Command.

Retired 31 January 1950
Died California, USA 1 May 1970

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2018 02:05:57 bombercommand Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945 by Russell A. Strong

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2018 08:19:28 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.
http://www.generals.dk/general/Longfellow/Newton/USA.html
https://www.fold3.com/image/312912415?terms=Newton%20Longfellow
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59235044/newton-longfellow

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth by Roger FreemanR. Manning Ancell, The Biographical Dictionary Of World War II Generals And Flag Officers

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