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Jack Dunbar Newcombe

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Jack Dunbar Newcombe

December 16, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/58803

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

426 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 3, 1920
Croydon, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

May 8, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Benjamin Cecil and Marjorie Constance Newcombe, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 198 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

16. J. 10.

Location:

Hanover Military Cemetery which adjoins the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY is reached via the A2 E30 motorway from Dortmund to Berlin. At the junction with the B441 turn right onto the B441 and follow signs for Hanover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 km turn right onto Seelzestrasse leading towards Harrenburg. After 5 km and having entered Harenburg turn left onto Harenberger Miele. The Hanover Military Cemetery and the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY are located 3 km after leaving Harrenburg in the direction of Hanover.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Jack Newcombe– Photo shows Jack Newcombe (on the right) with his Father, Ben, in 1936 - they are pictured either at their home in Atlantic Avenue, Winnipeg or at Winnipeg Beach.
  • Group Photo– Air Crew, #426 Thunderbird Squadron (On Wings of Fire), 7th Bomber Squadron, in front of Lancaster Mark II aircraft, #DS 846, “Old Black Magic”.  Harold Hurley, age 33 and crew were killed in action December 16, 1943.  Other member of the crew were: Pilot Officer Joseph Leonidas Roger Rolland Lachance, Pilot Officer Lewis Percival Archibald, Pilot Officer Norman Byng Morrison, Warrant Officer Class II Jack Dunbar Newcombe , Pilot Officer
Robert Philip Marks (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve), Sergeant Raymond Atkin (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve) One Canadian was captured as a Prisoner of War Target : Berlin, Germany.  Shot down by a German night fighter aircraft during night operations against Berlin Germany.

Photo credit: Cecil Vincent Thomas Hurley, Sargent First Class, RCAF #419 Photographic Squadron, brother of Harold Hurley.  Taken at Dishforth, Yorkshire Airfield, England, 1943.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Casualty Notice from the Winnipeg Evening Tribune, February 1st, 1944
  • Hanover War Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Jack Dunbar Newcombe, Hanover
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Jack Dunbar Newcombe is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Jack Dunbar Newcombe is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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