NEWCOME, WALLACE GRANT Name: Wallace Grant Newcomb Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force Unit: 13th TFS Date of Birth: 27 July 1940 Home City of Record: Painted Post NY Date of Loss: 03 August 67 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 212500 North 1061700 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D Other Personnel in Incident: none Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. REMARKS: 730314 RELEASED BY DRV
SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO WALLACE G. NEWCOMB Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: August 3, 1967 Released: March 14, 1973 I was born 27 July 1940 in Easton, Pa., but came to Painted Post, N.Y., about one week later where I have lived ever since. I went through school here and graduated from high school in the class of '58. After that I went to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and graduated with a BBA, Bachelor of Business Administration. I got my commission through the Air Force ROTC program. So much for school. However, I very much enjoyed my days at the University and would recommend it without any qualifications or reservations. I entered the Air Force in Undergraduate Pilot Training at Craig Air Force Base, Alabama. There we flew T-37s and T-33s. My ambition was to fly the F-105 D, mainly because it was the biggest, fastest and at that time it seemed like it may have been the last of the single seat fighters. Fortunately that no longer seems to be the case as single seat aircraft seem to be appearing again. As luck would have it, I was able to get my F-105 assignment and then went west to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for F-105 gunnery school. After Nellis I went to Germany. This was a good assignment but it did not last long enough. Then I went to Thailand. At Korat I got shot down on 3 August about 7 AM on a Thursday morning. From then on my story is similar to many others. I guess my biggest recreational activity is skiing, a sport which I really love. Incidentally, it was great fun getting started again with all the changes in equipment and techniques since I last skied. I am also sort of a bug on sports cars. So far I am still single and have no pressing plans for marriage. My Mom and Dad are living and their home is my present address. I must say that Painted Post gave me a great welcome when I returned to the states.
Wallace Newcomb retired from the NYANG as a Lt. Colnel. He and his wife Janet reside in South Carolina.