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William E Turner

Military

William Turner served as a aerial gunner with the 555th Bomb Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group. On 13 December 1943, he was flying in B-26 41-31625 'Hell's Fury' when it was shot down near Schiphol, Holland. Between 1951 and 2017, he was buried in a shared grave in Arlington National Cemetery. Turner's remains have now been identified and will be reburied in his home city of Nashville, TN, on 22 August 2017.

Service

Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 555th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31625 Hell's Fury

    B-26 Marauder
    Shot down 13 December 1943 near Schiphol, Holland. For an account of this mission see: http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier/055.htm

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands 13 December 1943
Buried 1951

In a shared grave

Buried 1420 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, TN 37115, USA 22 August 2017

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2017 12:03:08 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 1413: https://www.fold3.com/image/28701466/
https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61290060

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/08/14/remains-world-war-ii-vet...

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