Friday, February 23, 2018
Follow Up On Yesterday's Post: William Harding Newton On USS Reuben James
Yesterday, I wrote that William Harding Newton of Roanoke, Virginia, had been on the doomed destroyer USS Reuben James when it was sunk. At the time, it was not known if he was a survivor or not.
I looked it up and sadly, he was not a survivor.
The USS Reuben James (DD-245) was sunk by a German U-boat 31 October 1941. Of a crew of 7 officers and 136 men, only 44 survived (no officers).