Turner, Cpl. Robert J.

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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 
– The University of Illinois 
– mechanical engineering 
Employed: Electro-Motive Corporation 
Wife: June 
Children: 1 daughter 
Residence: 3005 North Normandy Avenue – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 24 June 1942
Contact Person: Elmer D. Turner – father
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 
– the 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 
– the plane was fully loaded with bombs and fuel 
Buried: 
– 7 December 1948 – Elmwood Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

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