Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. 8-Aug-43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40608 'The Urgin Virgin' Later suffered skull fracture in B-24 accident.
On 9-Mar-44 B-24 42-100320 crashed S of Attleborough, Norfolk on the return from a mission to Hanover/Brunswick, GR. RTD.
Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
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,...
Units served with
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...
NOTE - The B-24D, named, The Vulgar Virgin, 42-40608, was originally in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron. It was temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron, in...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...
Military site : airfield
Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...
||Dry Ridge, Owen County, KY
||27 February 1921
Son of Emmett Truitt and Margaret Corene [Thomas] Holbrook.
||Fort Thomas, Newport, KY
||26 February 1942
Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky
||1943 – 1944
Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.
||1 August 1943
||Kenton County, KY
||30 September 1964
||Hill Crest Cemetery
Dry Ridge, Grant County, KY
Hill Crest Cemetery
Dry Ridge, Grant County, Kentucky