Flying Officer Terence NEWTON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 39943 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 218 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 218 Squadron Blenheim IV aircraft R3597), near Bedford, 13 July 1940, Age unavailable
Buried: Carlton (St Mary) Churchyard
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Winstanley and Madeline Newton, Nephew of Mr D F Warren, of St Albans, Hertfordshire
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

At 1145 hours on 13 July 1940, Blenheim R3597 crashed and burst into flames at Harrold, 8 miles north-west of Bedford during a training flight and all three crew members were killed.

The crew members of R3597 were:

Sergeant David Vincent Malpass (564042) (RAF) (Observer)
Flying Officer Terence Newton (39943) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Newton Routledge (513919) (RAF) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Chorley W R, Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1940, Midland Counties Publications UK, 1992
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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