NEWTON, Rodger

Service Numbers: O35246, 401999
Enlisted: 26 April 1941
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia , 15 March 1922
Home Town: Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 May 1988, aged 66 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

26 Apr 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, O35246
11 Oct 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, O35246
Date unknown: Involvement Flight Lieutenant, 401999, No. 461 Squadron (RAAF)

Rodger Newton

Rodger Newton was aircrew Captain of a crew which included Don Howe and Ron Hawthorne when Norman Sheehan was assigned to the crew in September 1943.
Don Howe was first Pilot and Ron Hawthorne was a warrant Officer wireless operator/air gunner .

When Don Howe was promoted to Captain his own crew in October 1943 Norman Sheehan became First Pilot to Rodger Newton.

Don Howe and crew were killed by German Ju 88's on the 29 November 1943

When Rodger Newton became tour expired in December 1943 Norman Sheehan became crew captain and Vince McCauley joined the crew as first Pilot

Ron Hawthorne remained on Norman Sheehan's crew until he became tour expired in July 1944

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