Frank Roderick Turner Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 30119 - Frank ("Rod") Turner was Clark Gable's gunnery instructor.

Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) aborted mission to Stuttgart; Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills on 16-Dec-44 returning to base due to failure of Gee and radio compass. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13119430 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 360th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 16 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Richland County, SC 16 November 1919 Son of Frank Roderick Snr and Anne Mae [Nance] Turner.

Enlisted

Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC 6 March 1942 Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina

Died

Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills 16 December 1944 Crashed Braydon Crag, Cheviot Hills on 16-Dec-44; Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried

18 December 1944 Re-Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried

Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC Interred Elmwood Cemetery Columbia, South Carolina

Revisions

Date4 Oct 2017 14:43:03
Contributormegmerrit
Sources

Rod Merritt (son of Frank R. Turner, Jr.)

Date4 Oct 2017 14:22:44
Contributormegmerrit
Sources

Rod Merritt, son of Frank R. Turner, Jr.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / crashsites at acia.co.uk

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