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William Ellis Newton
Birth: Jun. 8, 1919
Saint Kilda
Port Phillip City
Victoria, Australia
Death: Mar. 29, 1943
Morobe, Papua New Guinea

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Flight Lieutenant in the 22nd Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. Leading an air attack at Salamauoa, New Guinea, March 16, 1943, Flight Lieutenant Newton flew through heavy enemy fire and was hit repeatedly. In spite of this he continued dropping bombs from low level on buildings and fuel dumps and managed to get his damaged aircraft back to base. On March 18, 1943, he returned to the target, bombed a single building, his aircraft was shot down and he was forced to crash land at sea. He escaped from the plane wreck, was captured by enemy troops and was later executed by his Japanese captors in Salamaua. For the highest gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Lae War Cemetery and Memorial
Morobe, Papua New Guinea
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Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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