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2Lt Robert Wesley Turner

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2Lt Robert Wesley Turner

Birth
Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Mar 1945 (aged 21)
Haltern, Kreis Steinfurt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
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Robert served as a Second Lieutenant & Navigator on B-26B "Sheboygan Redskin" (#42-96213), 586th Bomber Squadron, 394th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kennebec County, Maine prior to the war.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-26 was shot down by ground Anti-Aircraft Artillery and crashed in Germany. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-718806

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Airmen who perished on B-26B (#42-96213):

Arnold, Eber J., 1st Lt, Pilot, Ohio, (KIA)
Sherry, John J., 2nd Lt, Bombadier, Pennsylvania, (KIA)
Turner, Robert W., 2nd Lt, Navigator, Maine, (MIA)

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56304718
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56304718/robert-wesley-turner : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Robert Wesley Turner (8 Feb 1924–22 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56304718, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .