Burton Elliott Newell, D.D.S.

Burt Newell, WWII
Burt Newell, WWII
Recent Address: 13684 Hwy. 276, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
E-mail Address: louscher@aol.com
Family Info: Parents: Harry and Grace; Wife: Raeburn; Children: Craig, Jeffrey
Hometown: Oklahoma, City, OK
Date Entered Service: March 3, 1943
Service Number: 38401302
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
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Awards: Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Air Offensive Japan, China Offensive Campaign, East Indies Campaign, Eastern Mandates, Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign
Service Schools: AAF Aircraft Armament, Lowry Field., CO 1943; AAF Tower Turret, Briggs Mfg. Co., Detroit, MI 1943
MOS: MOS 911-Airplane Armorer, Pistol Marksman
Rank Upon Discharge: Staff Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Discharged: December 2, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Burton was an orthodontist in Spirit Lake.
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Comments: Burton loaded bombs on the airplanes and flew over the Hump several times to the base in China. He passed away in November 1992. He told many stories about his time in service, and especially about the thrill of flying over the Missouri when Japan surrendered.

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