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Oscar Frederick Newton

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Oscar Frederick Newton

December 26, 1944


Nassonge, Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

R/103037

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

76 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

July 28, 1918
Havelock, Ontario

Son of Joseph Oscar and Bessie (nee Saltern) Newton, of Havelock, Ontario. Brother of Hazel Shannon. Husband of Myrtle Elizabeth (nee Henderson) and father of Darelene Jean Newton, of Havelock, Ontario. Brother-in-law of Warrant Officer Class II, Gordon Henderson, Royal Canadian Air Force, killed on takeoff on 12 September 1943.

Commemorated on Page 404 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:

Coll. grave 5. A. 5-7.

Location:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located 30 km from Brussels and 3 km south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest(ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251) signposted Namen, Waver & Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerpelstraat. Continue down the Kerpelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Oscar Frederick Newton is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Oscar Frederick Newton is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of OSCAR FREDERICK NEWTON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Id card– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of OSCAR FREDERICK NEWTON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Oscar Newton– Flight Sergeant Oscar Frederick Newton, husband of Myrtle Elizabeth and father of a daughter Darelene Jean was on a mission with the 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force, when it was hit by flak and crashed into the woods near Nassogne (Belgian Ardennes) December 26th, 1944. All were killed with the exception of two members of the crew.
  • Photo of Oscar Frederick Newton– Oscar Frederick Newton with wife Myrtle Elizabeth (Henderson) and daughter Darelene Jean taken October on last leave 1944.

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