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Earl William Newton Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed at Baltringen on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 #41-28987. Crew R129.

My father lived an extraordinary life. After serving in WWII, he married my mother and had nine children, 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He passed away peacefully on June 19, 2015 (on my mother and father's 67th wedding anniversary) one week shy of his 93rd birthday.
He had a quick and dry sense of humor which was keen right to the end.
A hero to his family, he was a quiet hero to his country.
He left a great legacy.
Here is a link to his obit...
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?pid=175155185

Service

Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Evanston, Illinois 21 June 1922
Died Tucson, AZ, USA 19 June 2015

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 00:47:15 Nick Changes to awards
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Nick Newton (son)

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 17:28:12 Nick Changes to awards and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 07:22:39 Nick Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 07:05:57 Nick Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 07:02:57 Nick Changes to middlename, suffix and nickname
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 07:01:11 Nick Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 06:57:43 Nick Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 June 2015 06:57:02 Nick Changes to service number
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7256, daughter

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