Newton Longfellow

Military
media-32583.jpeg UPL 32583 "Brig General Newton Longfellow, VIII bomber command, England Jul-44."

Object Number - UPL 32583 - "Brig General Newton Longfellow, VIII bomber command, England Jul-44."

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





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



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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 1st Combat Bomb Wing
  • Service Numbers: O-16777
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commander

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jarrin Jenny
  • Unit: No 11 Combat Crew Replacement Center 303rd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron

Places

8th Air Force accomodation at Daws Hill House. Image via JR Johnson. Written on slide casing: 'Daws Hill House.'
  • Site type: Military site
  • Known as: Camp Lynn; Daws Hill; Pinetree

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chicago, Illinois 1 January 1890

Other

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.

Other

Retired

31 January 1950

Died

California, USA 1 May 1970

Buried/ Commemorated

Mount Tamalpais Cemetery San Rafael, Marin County, CA 4 May 1970 Mount Tamalpais Cemetery San Rafael, Marin County, California

Revisions

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Sources

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

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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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