MAJ Andrew D. “Jug” Turner

MAJ Andrew D. “Jug” Turner

Birth
Deanwood, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 18 Sep 1947 (aged 27)
Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 8, Grave 5342
Memorial ID 49329374 · View Source
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Captain (later Major) Andrew D. “Jug” Turner was commander of the all African-American 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, during WWII. Turner graduated from the Tuskegee class 42-I-SE and was inducted into the US Army Air Force on October 9, 1942. When the 100th’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Robert B. Tresville, failed to return from a mission in June 1944, Turner took command. On July 18, 1944, Turner was credited with a probable Me-109 shoot down which he was seen to damage heavily, but a crash was not witnessed. Turner flew 69 missions with the 100th. Electing to stay in the Air Force, Turner was killed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, when his Republic P-47N Thunderbolt collided with another aircraft. Both Turner and the other pilot were killed. Turner’s famous aircraft in WWII ‘Skipper’s Darlin’ III” was sold for scrap on September 30, 1945. Turner was a resident of the Deanwood area of Northeast Washington, DC, and attended Deanwood Elementary and Dunbar High Schools in Washington, DC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deanwood, of which, his father, Rev. Clarence Turner I was a founding member.

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49329374
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MAJ Andrew D. “Jug” Turner (6 Jan 1920–18 Sep 1947), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49329374, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .