|Birth: ||May 27, 1885|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 1961|
US Navy Admiral.
He graduated from the US Naval Academy in June 1908, served in several ships over the next four years and was Ordnance Officer at the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C. in 1922.
In 1927, he received flight training at Pensacola, Florida and was Commander of Aircraft Squadrons, Asiatic Fleet, in the 1930s.
In 1941, at the rank of Rear Admiral, he was sent to the Pacific as Assistant Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief, US Fleet. During World War II, he to take command of the Amphibious Force, South Pacific Forces as Vice Admiral and executed the conquest of Japanese enemy positions in the south, central and western Pacific.
After the war, he served on the Navy Department's General Board and was US Naval Representative on the United Nations Military Staff Committee. He retired from active duty a full Admiral in July 1947.
Note added by Tom Brocher: Admiral Turner was the son of Enoch Turner (1843-1923) and Laura Frances Kelly (1847-1918). He was the youngest child, having two older brothers and five older sisters.
(bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Harriet Sterling Turner (1888 - 1961)*
WORLD WAR I & II
NAVY CROSS - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL & 3 GOLD STARS
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Mateo County
Plot: Section C, Grave 7
GPS (lat/lon): 37.63332, -122.43292
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2155