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ID number 100644
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT WILLIAM ELLIS NEWTON VC OF NO. 22 SQUADRON RAAF BESIDE HIS AIRCRAFT, WITH AMMUNITION BELT DRAPED AROUND HIS NECK. HE WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS POSTHUMOUSLY FOLLOWING HIS EXECUTION BY BEING BEHEADED AT SALAMAUA BY THE JAPANESE ON 1943-03-29, AFTER BEING SHOT DOWN OVER SALAMAUA ISTHMUS, NEW GUINEA.