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.
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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...
Shot down 13 December 1943 near Schiphol, Holland.
For an account of this mission see: http://www.b26.com/historian/chester_klier/055.htm
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...
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands
||13 December 1943
In a shared grave
||1420 Gallatin Pike S, Madison, TN 37115, USA
||22 August 2017