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Col Roscoe Turner

Col Roscoe Turner

Birth
Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, USA
Death 23 Jun 1970 (aged 74)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Plot Mausoleum (Garden Crypt), D-10-2K
Memorial ID 3425 · View Source
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Indianapolis 500 Official. Distinguished Flying Cross. Roscoe Turner Flying Circus. Worked in Howard Hughes' movie "Hell's Angels." Organized Nevada Airlines. Transcontinental speed record setter. Winner of the Bendix air race, Thompson race. Featured on cover of TIME. Carried "Gilmore" the lion with him (Sponsored by Gilmore Oil Co.) Established flying school and Roscoe Turner Aeronautical Corp in Indianapolis, Ind., and a flying school for WWII pilots. His funeral was attended by famed aviators and race drivers.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Roscoe Turner (29 Sep 1895–23 Jun 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3425, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .