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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

Aircraft

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
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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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