458th Bombardment Group (H)

  Honoring those who served with the 458th BG during World War II

Newell Crew - Assigned 754th Squadron - May 1944

2Lt Henry L. Newell, Jr Crew (L-R)

Standing: George Panos - BTG, Angelo Garofalo - TG, Richard Morgan - WG, Breckenridge Jones - TTG, Horace Powers - E/WG, Samuel Milligan - RO
Kneeling: Charles Dedecker - N, Harold Brice - CP, Henry Newell - P, John Wynn - B

(Photo: Newell Family)

1Lt Henry L. Newel, Jr. Crew - Completed Tour - September 1944

Name

 Pos

 Status

 Date

Notes
 1Lt Henry L. Newell

 CT 

11 Sep 1944 

 Awarded DFC
 1Lt Harold E. Brice

CP 

 CT 

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 1Lt Charles C. Dedecker

 CT 

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 1Lt John L. Wynn

 CT 

Oct 1944

 Awarded DFC
 T/Sgt Samuel B. Milligan

RO 

  CT  

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 T/Sgt Horace E. Powers

E/WG 

CT

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 S/Sgt Breckenridge M. Jones

TTG

 CT 

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 S/Sgt George N. Panos

BTG 

 CT 

 Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 S/Sgt Richard L. Morgan

WG 

 CT 

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC
 S/Sgt Angelo S. Garofalo

TG 

 CT 

Sep 1944

 Awarded DFC

The Newell crew arrived at Horsham St Faith in the latter part of May 1944.  Unlike many crews, their arrival is not listed in the group records.  Their crew list was derived from a crew loading list for the June 18th mission to Watten.  It appears that most of the crew completed their mission in September - all are listed in 754th Squadron records as having received the Distinguished Flying Cross that month.  Bombardier John Wynn received that award in October.

The following is an excerpt from pilot Henry Newell's diary:

“…a trip of 1,200 miles all over water and we arrived OK eight hours after take off.  Left Iceland on the morning of May 4 & landed at Nutts Corner No. Ireland.  Took two weeks training in Ireland & then was assigned to 458th Bomb Gp. at Norwich, England.  I flew my first mission June 14 & Sept. 11 I flew my 32 which was to be my last.  Three mo. later I had to fly 3 more.  Flew my 35 on Dec. 4.  And then was put on DS with a troop carrier outfit and flew courier between London & Paris.  Enjoyed it very much as I was flying a C47.  Left England Jan. 7, 1945 went to Preswick, Scotland and left there Jan. 8 on a C-54 after stops in the Azores and Burs_____ we arrived at Washington National airport at 2 o’clock Thursday morning Jan. 11, 1945.  Spent 21 days at home then went to Miami, Fla. Where I spent 10 days & was re-assigned to Harlingen, Texas.  From there to Buckley Fld. Denver, Colo.  Was put on inactive status Oct. 18 & arrived home Oct. 19, 1945.  Was in the Army 3 yr 5 mo.  Was away from home 3 yr.”


Newell Crew Missions

DATE

 TARGET

PILOT

458th Msn #

Pilot Msn#

Cmd Pilot

LD

Serial

RCL

Sqdn

A/C Msn #

 A/C Name

MIA

Notes

14-Jun-1944

 GUYANCOURT

NEWELL

65

1

 

 

42-95018

J

Z5

15

 OLD DOC'S YACHT

 

 

15-Jun-1944

 BOHLEN

NEWELL

--

--

 

 

42-95018

J

Z5

--

 OLD DOC'S YACHT

 

SCRUBBED

17-Jun-1944

 TOURS

NEWELL

67

2

 

 

41-29305

N

Z5

21

 I'LL BE BACK/HYPOCHONDRIAC

 

 

18-Jun-1944

 WATTEN

NEWELL

69

3

 

 

42-95096

F

Z5

11

 BOMBS AWAY

 

MISSION #2

20-Jun-1944

 OSTERMOOR

NEWELL

71

4

 

 

41-28705

H

J4

34

 YE OLDE HELLGATE

 

MISSION #1

21-Jun-1944

 BERLIN

NEWELL

73

5

 

 

42-110163

M

J4

2

 TIME'S A WASTIN

 

 

23-Jun-1944

 3 NO BALLS

NEWELL

74

6

 

 

42-95116

V

Z5

13

 JUNIOR

 

 

24-Jun-1944

 CONCHES A/F

NEWELL

75

7

 

 

42-95116

V

Z5

14

 JUNIOR

 

MISSION #1

28-Jun-1944

 SAARBRUCKEN

NEWELL

79

8

 

 

41-29276

G

Z5

13

 ROTTEN SOCK or  SACK/URGIN  VIRGIN

 

 

29-Jun-1944

 ASCHERSLEBEN

NEWELL

80

9

 

 

42-95096

U

Z5

19

 BOMBS AWAY

 

 

6-Jul-1944

 KIEL

NEWELL

85

10

 

 

41-29305

N

Z5

24

 I'LL BE BACK/HYPOCHONDRIAC

 

 

7-Jul-1944

 LUTZKENDORF

NEWELL

86

11

 

 

41-29305

N

Z5

25

 I'LL BE BACK/HYPOCHONDRIAC

 

 

8-Jul-1944

 ANIZY, FRANCE

NEWELL

87

12

 

 

41-29305

N

Z5

26

 I'LL BE BACK/HYPOCHONDRIAC

 

 

12-Jul-1944

 MUNICH

NEWELL

89

13

 

 

42-95163

K

Z5

34

 DIXIE BELLE

 

 

24-Jul-1944

 ST. LO AREA

NEWELL

97

14

 

 

42-100366

B

Z5

33

 MIZPAH

 

 

25-Jul-1944

 ST. LO AREA "B"

NEWELL

98

15

 

 

42-100366

B

Z5

34

 MIZPAH

 

 

31-Jul-1944

 LUDWIGSHAFEN

NEWELL

99

16

 

 

42-95018

J

Z5

27

 OLD DOC'S YACHT

 

 

1-Aug-1944

 T.O.s FRANCE

NEWELL

100

17

 

 

44-40126

D

Z5

17

 SPITTEN KITTEN / SKY TRAMP

 

 

4-Aug-1944

 ROSTOCK

NEWELL

103

18

 

 

42-100366

B

Z5

39

 MIZPAH

 

 

5-Aug-1944

 BRUNSWICK/WAGGUM

NEWELL

105

19

 

 

41-29303

H

Z5

36

 LIBERTY LIB

 

 

6-Aug-1944

 HAMBURG

NEWELL

106

20

 

 

42-95163

K

Z5

42

 DIXIE BELLE

 

 

7-Aug-1944

 GHENT

NEWELL

107

21

 

 

42-50314

L

7V

44

 ETO PLAYHOUSE

 

 

9-Aug-1944

 SAARBRUCKEN

NEWELL

109

ABT

 

 

42-51110

P

Z5

--

 TOP O' THE MARK

 

ABORT

11-Aug-1944

 STRASBOURG

NEWELL

110

22

 

 

41-29276

G

Z5

22

ROTTEN SOCK or SACK/URGIN VIRGIN

 

 

12-Aug-1944

 MOURMELON

NEWELL

111

23

 

 

41-29340

N

7V

45

 YANKEE BUZZ BOMB

 

 

13-Aug-1944

 LIEUREY

NEWELL

112

ABT

 

 

41-29305

N

Z5

--

 I'LL BE BACK/HYPOCHONDRIAC

 

ABORT

15-Aug-1944

 VECHTA

NEWELL

114

24

 

 

42-95165

S

Z5

27

 COOKIE

 

 

16-Aug-1944

 MAGDEBURG

NEWELL

115

25

 

 

42-95165

S

Z5

28

 COOKIE

 

 

18-Aug-1944

 WOIPPY

NEWELL

116

26

 

 

42-100366

H

Z5

42

 MIZPAH

 

 

25-Aug-1944

 LUBECK

NEWELL

118

27

 

 

41-29276

G

Z5

27

ROTTEN SOCK or SACK/URGIN VIRGIN

 

 

26-Aug-1944

 DULMEN

NEWELL

120

28

 

 

42-95018

J

Z5

38

 OLD DOC'S YACHT

 

 

1-Sep-1944

 PFAFFENHOFFEN

NEWELL

--

--

 

 

42-100366

H

Z5

--

 MIZPAH

 

ABANDONED

9-Sep-1944

 MAINZ

NEWELL

123

29

 

 

42-110070

K

Z5

33

 ELMER / LADY LUCK

 

 

10-Sep-1944

 ULM M/Y

NEWELL

124

30

 

 

42-100366

H

Z5

46

 MIZPAH

 

 

11-Sep-1944

 MAGDEBURG

NEWELL

125

31

 

 

42-95018

J

Z5

43

 OLD DOC'S YACHT

 

 

                                                                                                              Missions compiled from 458th group records


1Lt Henry L. Newell Mision List

Courtesy: Newell family


B-24H-20-FO 42-95018 J Z5

Newell's crew flew five missions on "Old Doc's Yacht"

Photo courtesy: Mike Bailey