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#1 cagedfalcon

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:25 AM

Look what followed me home. The daughter of a B24 pilot contacted me about so items she wanted to pass on. Original 8th AAF patch 4 ribbons 445th yearbook 8th AAF yearbook Several personal pictures Just enough to create a grouping. Also have sort of legable military records. I would really like to find some clear copies if possible. Here what I have so far..... Willie Sidney Newton Winfield, LA Oct 20 1917 0834337 Entered AAF as a mechanic June 1 1941, Chanute Field, IL Discharged Mar 14 1943n Msgt Reenlisted as a Warrant Officer June 27 1944. Became a B24 pilot (1092) out of Tibenham 445th/702nd. Flew 10 missions. Campains, Ardennes & Air Offensive of Germany. Flew B24J tail #44-40375 (not found) back to States & was suppose to be the first plane back from ETO. Discharged Nov 20 1945, 2d Lt. Signed up for Reserve Corps Oct 1 1945 (9596 A. R?S Sq)?, until about Dec 23 1949. Looking for mission records, tail number flown & anything else not listed above. 346ebf0018cd15da37cb1cd0c27b8ea1.jpg3571fc91dce7b7f03c3dfbf4bf3d70ec.jpgWillie is the tall one, back row, second from the left. 996978f5e8dbfff533b8fb749cc627ed.jpg4cc042f120fb755b28d7034bd83202ab.jpg23d6e9281d668a6304184d3532398864.jpg3991a0ad8fc4516c9c039ba2131dfd78.jpg Just before his passing in1997 5f4ebfe67486af5012bdfdf3f7ebe788.jpgaecb0ec39d9c2eb5ca3ed7bf17c09602.jpg Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:27 AM

Also, her Uncle Wade Newton was in the Flying Tigers, China 1944?

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:45 AM

Should have been 3 ribbons in hand but has 4 listed on discharge paperwork.

Air medal
Good conduct medal
European campaign medal,** missing 2 stars
***Missing American defense medal


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 12:05 PM

More pictures from Chanute Field, same base I went to for Jet Mech school. a4684eb904ae9b4b998938b55c08d2fb.jpg06c49bb13e3d8c1905726706270c2fe4.jpg5f9b2fdc4582199b6470016ce6927e8f.jpgb0201d8aa1ceb316b5847be44e2f1f0e.jpgb1783a3ad13d8850d6b47d89d7180d18.jpg

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 01:47 PM

can't help with the research, but great photographic history tour of his military career...the buck was a good score too



#6 cagedfalcon

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 08:31 PM

Also, her Uncle Wade Newton was in the Flying Tigers, China 1944?

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Sorry for any confusion, Uncles name was Earl Newton, brother-in-law was Wade.

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