Friday, March 29, 2013

Mar

29

1943

Australian VC hero beheaded by Japanese

RAAF Boston aircraft as flown by No. 22 Squadron.

Flight Lieutenant Newton maintained control and calmly turned his aircraft away and flew along the shore. He saw it as his duty to keep the aircraft in the air as long as he could so as to take his crew as far away as possible from the enemy’s positions. With great skill, he brought his blazing aircraft down on the water.