Paul E. Newton

USS West Virginia

Paul Eugene Newton was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

April 18, 2001

Dear Sir,

My late Grandmothers brother , Paul Eugene Newton, died in action as Seaman first class while attached to the USS W VIRGINIA. I have a serial number along with some letters from the Bureau of Naval Personnel. #300 02 68 

As written, a statement of naval service:
1-9-1940 Enlisted in the U.S. Navy as Apprentice Seamen in Chicago Ill.
3-26-1940 Rating changed to Seaman second class
7-24-1940 Crossed the Equator on board the USS W VIRGINIA and duly initiated a Shellback
7-1-1941 Rating changed to Seaman first class
12-7-1941 Died in action as Seaman first class while attached to the USS W VIRGINIA

I hope that you will add his name to your list. Both my Grandparents died before the internet explosion but I know that they would have found your site very helpful.

Thank you Adam D. Singletary

April 18, 2001

I have a lot of Information about Paul Eugene Newton if you are interested such as he was born in Romney Indiana on 9-22-1921 . I have a lot of newspaper clippings from the time and remember most of what my Grandmother has told me. Apparently he was stationed in one of the large guns on deck . I have some more information if you are interested. 

From Adam Singletary

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