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SSgt Calvin G Turkington, On his 15th mission on 4-24-44 he was wounded in action. His crew finished their missions in June but he still had to fly. He shot down a JU-88 on his 4th mission on Jan. 11, 1944. On his 22nd mission, to Magdeberg, Germany on Sept. 28, 1944, his crew was shot down by FW-190's. Cal was killed during the first attack on their B-17. Six of the crew bailed out but only 4 made it to POW camps. Calvin was buried in Margraten Holland

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Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Calvin Turkington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    alvin G. Turkington was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1914. His parents were David G. and Vernetta Z. Turkington. The Us Census 1930 shows the family in Chadron, Nebraska while the US Census 1940 has them living in Chicago. Turkington's next of kin is...

Aircraft

  • 42-97187 Miss Umbriago

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; to Prestwick, UK, slated 447BG, Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-I] Molesworth 26/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 28/9/44 with Bill Miller, Co-pilot: John Hill, Waist gunner: Tony Zelnio(wia) ...

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Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 08:21:10 Michelbe Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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