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B-24 - Pilot 2nd Lt. Claude Alvin Turner - Command Pilot of the B-24D #42-40608 - the B-24D - 'The Vulgar Virgin' in the 8th Air force, the 93rd bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron, flew on the Ploesti mission, Aug 1, 1943 - After returning to England, Lt. Turner was shot down by an FW-109 and killed in action over the North Sea in the B-24 - SN # 42-40765 - 'Birmingham Blitzkrieg' after a chaotic mission to Bremen, Germany - KIA Nov 13, 1943.



  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron


  • Claude Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Claude A. Turner was born in Travis Peak, Texas, on Oct 22, 1919. He trained as an aviation pilot at Kelly Field and other air bases in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. After receiving his pilot's wings, Turner was assigned to the 8th Air Force,...


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