Wilbur H Turner

Military
media-37014.jpeg UPL 37014 Wilbur H. Turner
Pilot
446th BG - 705th BS

Object Number - UPL 37014 - Wilbur H. Turner Pilot 446th BG - 705th BS

B-24 'Do-Jim-Don' #42-94859 shot down by flak and fighter aircraft, crashed near Rennes 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764866
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36480191
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-703422
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36346674
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12098859
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (RT-F, serial number 42-94859) nicknamed "Do-Jin-Don" of the 446th Bomb Group, featuring Donald Duck. Image via Albert R Krassman Jr. Written on slide casing: 'Do-Jin-Don.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Dodgin Don
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Evaded

France 12 June 1944

Died

Columbus, Ohio 9 November 1989

Buried/ Commemorated

Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio 28 September 1994

Born

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5802 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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