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M Edward Stewart Elder Newbury Ed \ Newby \ Single Engine

(Edward Stewart ElderNewbury)

  • Born 30 January 1919 - Bakersfield, Kern Co., California, USA
  • Deceased 4 December 1983 - San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, USA,aged 64 years old


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Individual Note

California Birth Index
Name: Edward S Newbury
Event Date: 30 Jan 1919
Event Place: Kern, California
Gender: Male
Mother's Name: Woodcock
Texas, Death Index
Name: Edward Stewart Elder Newbury
Gender: Male
Event Date: 04 Dec 1983
County: Bexar
Event Place: Bexar, Texas
USA Social Security Death Index
Age: 64
Given Name: Edward
Surname: Newbury
Birth Date: 30 Jan 1919
State: California
Last Place of Residence: Alaska
Previous Residence Postal Code: 99645
Event Date: Dec 1983
Ashes scattered on Pioneer Peak, east of his home at Palmer, Alaska.

Edward Stewart Elder distinguished himself as a fighter pilot in World War II (including flying the P-38, “Dear John” in North Africa 1942). He was once dubbed Edward “Single Engine” NEWBURY but was mainly known in the service as “Newby”. He was later a Colonel and Director of Operations at Headquarters, Germany - in overt Air Force surveillance activities along the Iron Curtain. He retired 1970.
Although Ed originally met his wife-to-be in 1936, their relationship developed in 1944. Ed m: 5 Dec 1944 Washington, Washington County, Kansas to Phoebe Kathleen “Kay” ELLIOT, b: 7 Jun 1921 Porterville, Tulare County, California, d: 17 Jan 2009 Palmer, Matanuska Susitna, Alaska of esophageal cancer, cremated, and ashes scattered in the same area as her husband. Kay lived Palmer, Alaska during 1990-2007, when she furnished input to this author - both on her family and the descendants of Charles Francis Moore NEWBURY Sr. This author remembered Kay as an especially open, gracious, and generous person.

Edward and Kay adopted two children while in Germany:

USA World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name: Edward S E Newbury
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 24 Apr 1941
Event Place: March Fld, Riverside, California
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: CALIFORNIA
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Aviation Cadet
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 19039071
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 03023.24
Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946

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Edward Stewart Elder Newbury 1839-1920 Margaret S Sproat 1843-1899  

Charles Francis Moore Newbury 1870-1958 Esther Ann Woodcock 1879-1971

Edward Stewart Elder Ed \ Newby \ Single Engine Newbury 1919-1983