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 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,...
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Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...
The B-24D, 42-40608, should not to be confused with Capt. Wallace C. Taylor's B-24D Liberator, 41-24298, also named, The Vulgar Virgin, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, The Pyramiders, and the 344th Bomb Squadron, flown out of Lete Air Base...
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. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....
||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