Richard Newcomb

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Richard F. Newcomb, a graduate of Rutgers College, served as a wartime naval correspondent during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He is a retired news editor of the Associated Press and the author of six books, including Abandon Ship!, Savo, and Iwo Jima.


  • Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster 1st HarperCollins ed. New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. ISBN 0-06-018471-X
  • Newcomb, Richard F. The battle of Savo Island 1st Owl books ed. New York : H. Holt, 2002. ISBN 0-8050-7072-9
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Iwo Jima South Yarmouth, Ma. : J. Curley & Associates, 1980. ISBN 0-89340-257-5
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Iwo Jima foreword by Harry Schmidt. 1st Owl Books ed. New York : H. Holt., 2002. ISBN 0-8050-7071-0
  • Newcomb, Richard F. A pictorial history of the Vietnam War maps by Rafael Palacios. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1987. ISBN 0-385-18540-5
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Savo South Yarmouth, Ma. : J. Curley & Associates, [1980], c1961. ISBN 0-89340-256-7
  • Newcomb, Richard F. Savo: the incredible naval debacle off Guadalcanal. [1st ed.] New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961.
  • Newcomb, Richard F. U.S. destroyers of the world wars. Paducah, Ky. : Turner Pub. Co., 1994. ISBN 1-56311-134-9