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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 June 1945.

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.

Death 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.

York 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.

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