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SSGT Ernest Luther Newman

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SSGT Ernest Luther Newman

Birth
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Feb 1944 (aged 24)
Burial Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA
Plot Hillcrest, Lot 220, sp. 1A
Memorial ID 121258429 View Source
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I found the following information on this soldier on http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft
/b-25/durkin.html.

Radio operator on B-25H Mitchell #43-4???, Number 321. No Missing Air Crew Report found.
Took off from Banika Field (North Field, Sunlight) in the Russell Islands on an experimental strafing mission over Buka Island. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea offshore while on a strafing attack. Two members of the crew and Sgt. Newman's body were rescued by a New Zealand PBY Catalina.

NARA War Department records list this soldiers Home of Record as Sedgwick County, Kansas...Killed In Action.
Eric Ackerman
Topeka, Kansas
Contributor: Eric Ackerman (48445240) • ackermaneric25@yahoo.com

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