TurnerRJ

 

Cpl. Robert James Turner


Birthday: 2 January 1922 - Mount Greenwood (Chicago), Illinois

Parents: Elmer D. Turner & Julia McKeon-Turner

Siblings: 1sister

Home:

    - 2735 North Seventy-Fifth Court - Elmwood Park, Illinois

Education:

    - John Mills School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

    - University of Illinois

        - mechanical engineering

Employed: Electro-Motive Corporation

Wife: June

Children: 1 daughter

Inducted:

    - 15 August 1943

        - U.S. Army Air Corps

Serial Number: 36764671

Training: 

    - Miami Army Airfield, Miami, Florida

    - Camp Harlingen, Killeen, Texas

    - Pueblo Army Airfield, Pueblo, Colorado

        - waist gunner

Unit: 

    - 757th Airlift Squadron, 459th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

       - B-24 Liberator

Engagements:

    - Battle of Italy

    - Invasion of Southern France

Killed in Action:

    - 15 August 1944

        - plane was supporting the invasion of Southern France by Allied Forces

        - plane took off in morning darkness

        - crashed three minutes after take off and ten miles from Giulia Airfield,

          Cerignola, Italy

        - plane was fully loaded with bombs and fuel

Buried: 

    - 7 December 1948 - Elmwood Cemetery - River Grove, Illinois

 Medals:

    - Purple Heart


 

 

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