1Lt Allen Robert Turner

1Lt Allen Robert Turner

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 18 Jul 1946 (aged 26)
Arunachal Pradesh, India
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56763974 · View Source
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1ST LT USAAF WWII
1330th AAFBU ATC Jorhat India
Pilot
Official Finding of Death: 18 Jul 1946
Actual Death believed to be: 17 Jul 1945

He was the son of Robert E Turner and Esther G Hines [m1 Turner, m2 Hoernle, m3 Lothrop] of Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the husband of Eleanor M McLean, who later married Robert J O'Brien. Together, he and Eleanor had two children, Allen Thomas Turner (deceased) and Paula Ann.

He disappeared at Assam India on a flight to Hsinching, China, when C-109 #44-49628 crashed. The crew members were~

1st Lt Allen R Turner, Pilot, from Brookline MA
2nd LT Frederick W Langhorst, CoPilot, from Yonkers NY
Cpl Robert L McAdoo, Radio Operator, from Overton TX
Pfc Joseph I Natvick, Engineer, from Madison WI

THE WRECKAGE OF THIS AIRCRAFT WAS LOCATED BY CLAYTON KUHLES OF miarecoveries.org OCTOBER 2007. THE SITE IS A 3-DAY HIKE NE OF BISHMAKNAGAR, ARUNACHAL PRADESH STATE, INDIA.
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U.S. Army Air Forces First Lieutenant Allen R. Turner, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Sept. 24, 2018.

On July 17, 1945, 1Lt Turner, a member of the 1330 Army Air Force Base Unit, Air Transport Command, was the pilot of a C-109 aircraft, en route from Jorhat, India, to Hsinching, China, over “The Hump,” when the aircraft crashed in a remote area. All four passengers were declared deceased after an extensive search effort failed to identify the crash site (July 18, 1946; std 1 yr + 1 day later). 1Lt Turner was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal.

One set of remains was identified on Feb. 9, 2016 as the co-pilot, 1Lt Frederick W. Langhorst, 24, of Yonkers, New York. Langhorst was buried Nov. 26, 2016 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Another set of remains was identified Sept. 24, 2018 as U.S. Army Air Forces Flight Engineer Private First Class Joseph I. Natvik; also see Arlington National Cemetery. USAAF Corporal Robert L McAdoo, Jr was the mission Radio Operator.

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Genealogy for this man and his family has been extensively researched and documented by the manager of this memorial.


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  • Maintained by: B24CoPilotNiece
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56763974
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Allen Robert Turner (24 May 1920–18 Jul 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56763974, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by B24CoPilotNiece (contributor 47391745) .