Newton enlisted in the Army at Harrisburg,PA on 25 March
1943 and volunteered for parachutist duty. He was assigned to Company D,
508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Pvt Rahley parachuted into Normandy, France on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and
was wounded that same day.
He made his second combat jump into Holland On September 17, 1944 and
was taken prisoner on that date. He was released from Stalag 7A on 29
Returned to the U.S., Pvt Rahley was discharged on 25 October 1945.
Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application submitted
by Newton Rahley on 25 January 1950.
Certificate for Newton W. Rahley
indicates that his death was due to multiple injuries caused by a
collision of his car with a truck.
Ironically his profession, even at the time of his enlistment was
that of a professional driver, i.e., a chauffeur.
County, PA veterans grave record for Newton W, Rahley in Section E, Lot
42, Grave 5 of the Paddletown Cemetery, Newberrytown (York), PA.
The record notes that he had been at the Parachute School at one time.