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Andrew D Turner

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

  • 100th Fighter Squadron

    100th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in February 1942 at Tuskegee Army Airfield, Alabama to train African-American flight cadets graduated from the Tuskegee Institute Army contract flying school. At Tuskegee, the squadron performed advanced combat flying training. As the...

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Deanwood, Washington, DC 20019, USA 6 January 1920
Enlisted 8 October 1942
Commander - 100th FS 86042 Ramitelli CB, Italy June 1944 – May 1945

Flew 69 combat missions

Died Lockbourne, OH 43137, USA 18 September 1947

Captain (later Major) Andrew D. “Jug” Turner was commander of the all African-American 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, during WWII. Turner graduated from the Tuskegee class 42-I-SE and was inducted into the US Army Air Force on October 9, 1942. When the 100th’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Robert B. Tresville, failed to return from a mission in June 1944, Turner took command. On July 18, 1944, Turner was credited with a probable Me-109 shoot down which he was seen to damage heavily, but a crash was not witnessed. Turner flew 69 missions with the 100th. Electing to stay in the Air Force, Turner was killed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, when his Republic P-47N Thunderbolt collided with another aircraft. Both Turner and the other pilot were killed. Turner’s famous aircraft in WWII ‘Skipper’s Darlin’ III” was sold for scrap on September 30, 1945. Turner was a resident of the Deanwood area of Northeast Washington, DC, and attended Deanwood Elementary and Dunbar High Schools in Washington, DC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deanwood, of which, his father, Rev. Clarence Turner I was a founding member.

Buried 23 September 1947

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 8, Grave 5342

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 04:26:23 466thHistorian Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 04:09:14 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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