668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Arlington Westley ("Scotty") Newkirk

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  13157600

Evaded Capture

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 30-Apr-1924, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 5-Dec-1942 At: Harrisburg, PA
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 13157600

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 3-Jun-1944
Evaded Capture for about 3 months and fought with FFI until Liberated by Allies
Return Date: 28-Aug-1944

Died: 30-Mar-2000, Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey

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Obituary

Mr Arlington W Or Scotty Newkirk, 75

Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) - Saturday, April 1, 2000

NEWKIRK, ARLINGTON W. 'SCOTTY', 75, of Erma, passed away at the Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House. Born in Lancaster, PA, he had been a Wildwood area resident since 1944.

Mr. Newkirk served in World War Two with the U.S. Army Air Corps. and was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds received, also he was awarded the French Medal of Honor for his services during World War Two with the French Underground. He was a member of the N.J. National Guard for eight years, a member of the National Rifle Club of North Wildwood, Life Member of the NRA, and the American Legion Post #184 of Wildwood.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Newkirk (nee Hewitt), two brother-in-laws, Harold L. Hewitt, Sr. and John L. Hewitt, Jr., a niece and several nephews.

Services 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingersoll-Greenwood Funeral Home, 1201 Central Ave., North Wildwood. Burial in the Baptist Cemetery in Cape May Court House. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.

Press of Atlantic City, The (New Jersey) 1 April 2000, NEWKIRK, ARLINGTON W. 'SCOTTY' Obituary, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/0FB53409C444253E-0FB53409C444253E [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)



Extracts from Newkirk, Arlington W (S/SGT.) Escape & Evasion Report EE-1262 (Original NARA Report)


MIS-X Report Number: EE-1262  /  IS9 Report Number: I.S.9(WEA)/8/204/2612
Interviewed by I.S.9 (WEA): 28 August 1944
Date Missing in Action: June 3-44
Returned to UK: 8/31/44

Narrative

I.S.9(WEA)/8/204

Though I landed near a German convoy (2130 hrs 3 June 44), I managed to get away without being seen by the convoy since I actually landed in a wheat field. Crawling to the end of the field, I stopped to fix my hand, which had been in- jured in the plane, with the first aid kit from the chute strap. As I was bury- ing my chute and mae west, three French saw me. One of them yelled, "American", at the same time making motions that they couldn't help me, but at the same time pointing south.

So I started South. It was then 0100 hrs by the village clock. By morning I was in a woods N. of Rambouillet near a lone cabin next to a lumber mill. I knocked on the door. It was opened by a man who immediately yelled, "American" seeing my .45. He gave me civilian clothes and then took me to Rombouillet, where he put me in the hands of a helper who took me to Les Essarts.

Here I was told that on 5 June I would go to Spain with 20 other Americans. That afternoon the railroad was bombed with the obvious result that the Spain trip was called off. Later that day I was taken to St. Hubert where I met Sgt. Herd (see I.S.9(WEA)/8/200) going to Paris with him., and remaining with the same group as he until about 14 August when I joined the FFI as a soldier. I was with the FFI until I went to the Hotel Windsor.


Appendix "C" to E. & E. Report No. I.S.9(WEA)/8/204/2612

Date of Interview: 28 August 1944

In Rambouillet I was taken to the Red Cross and put in charge of a doctor who took me to Les Essarts.
In Les Essarts I was helped by M. Got.
I was taken to M. Coxx and M. Charles Godard in ST. Hubert., when the Germans took M. Goddard prisoner, I was hidden by M. Got.
I went to Paris with Mme. Lillie de Costa's group.



See also British E & E Report:
Sgt Alexander HERD (RAF) - 158 Sqn - Halifax LK863 - FTR 8-Jun-1944 - E&E Report I.S.9(WEA)/8/200/1285 (TNA Reference WO 208/3350/1285)


French Helpers listed in Escape & Evasion Report EE-1262:

    M. Got, Les Essarts
    M. Coxx, ST. Hubert (I.S.9 Register of Helpers Index Name: M Pierre-Evrard COCKX)
    M. Charles Godard, ST. Hubert
    Mme. Lillie de Costa, Paris


USAAF "Escape and Evasion Reports, 1942 - 1945" available at NARA. British MI9/IS9 reports and Mme. Jeanne Vignon-Tellier related files were graciously provided by researcher Michael Moores LeBlanc from his personal collection. MI9/IS9 reports are also available from the British TNA (The National Archives), some on-line.

See E&E Reports for general information.




MACR 6049 Details



Notes:
A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Acft hit by flak over target area, dropped out of formation. Last seen to crash at Bourg Archard, France.

Description:
One aircraft, piloted by Lt. A.P. Mikas, was hit in the target area. He lost altitude and was last seen to crash or crash land on the bank of the Seine River near Bourg-Achard. His two gunners were Sgt. G.W. Scott and S/Sgt. A.W. Newkirk. No chutes were seen to come from the plane.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 65




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