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Newhart Dewey Ernest

Name:
Dewey Ernest Newhart
Rank:
Major
Serial Number:
O-728712
Unit:
350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group
Date of Death:
1944-06-12
State:
Missouri
Cemetery:
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot:
D
Row:
3
Grave:
41
Decoration:
Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 3 Oak L
Comments:

Dewey Ernest Newhart was born on January 25, 1919, in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He was the son of Mabel L. Thomas Newhart and the husband of Mabel L. Thomas Newhart.

Cpt Newhart was a Squadron Leader of the 350th Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. He was killed in action on the 12th of June 1944 during a mission over Northern France. He was leading the squadron down to strafe an enemy truck convoy near Saint-SaŽns, Normandy, when he was jumped by 8-10 Bf 109s while flying a P-47D LH-U(s/n 42-26402) named "Soubrette," he was hit and radioed that he was attempting to make landfall. Before he could escape, he was attacked by two more fighters and was shot down and killed. Cpt Newhart is now buried in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.abmc.gov, http://colouriseww2.blogspot.com