Born 22 Apr 1910, Robbins, Scott County, Tennessee
Died non Battle 2 Sep 1943, South Pacific
Son of Reuben Newport and Elizabeth Griffith
400th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
Aircraft B-24D, Serial number 42-41099, departed from Wards Drome APO 929 (near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) and was lost on a local test hop, exact circumstances unknown.
Extensive search was made on 2 September 1943. On 4 September 1943 another search was made along the coast from Port Moresby to a point 20 miles West of Kerema, New Guinea and return.
All Crew members are still missing and commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.
Pilot, Capt Lark E. Martin Jr.
Co-Pilot, F/O Herman E. Malmquist
Engineer, M/Sgt Burl Newport
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Hodge J. Collins
1st Lt Frank J. Jerome III
1st Lt Richard B. Stanton
S/Sgt Jack L. Gunderson
Sgt Edward T. Baker
Sgt Irving Herson