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Newton James Brooks Collection

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Newton James Brooks Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Newton James Brooks
State of Birth:
TN
Home State:
GA
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1937-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Helm (DD 388)
Location of Service
Aleutian Islands (Alaska); Australia; Coral Sea; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Milne Bay, New Guinea; New Britain Island (Bismarck Archipelago); New Hebrides; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Savo Island (Solomon Islands); Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Milne Bay, New Britain Island, New Hebrides, Pearl Harbor, Savo Island
Highest Rank
Chief Radioman
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran sent one of the first radio messages about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: DVD [0 item] -- Oral history interview
Computer File: DVD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
David Gregory
Contributor:
Robin Sellers
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Florida State University, Reichelt Oral History Program
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/85495
Subjects:
Brooks, Newton James
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Newton James Brooks Collection
(AFC/2001/001/85495), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-02-04
 

 

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