F/O W.B. Turner

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F/O W.B. Turner

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:07 pm

Need help on researching F/O W.B. Turner, J/38394, RCAF Squadron No. 405, Lancaster, PB650, January 29, 1945. Aircraft on bombing mission to Stuttgart, Germany. Aircraft took off from RAF Gransden Lodge at 2035 hrs. Believed to have come down at Deufringen, 2 km West from the small town of Aidlingen.

I have paperwork saying he was from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but I also have paperwork saying he was from or has connection with Anderson, Indiana, U.S.A. Any help would truly be appreciated.

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Re: F/O W.B. Turner

Post by Ludford 101 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Need help on researching F/O W.B. Turner, J/38394, RCAF Squadron No. 405, Lancaster, PB650, January 29, 1945. Aircraft on bombing mission to Stuttgart, Germany. Aircraft took off from RAF Gransden Lodge at 2035 hrs. Believed to have come down at Deufringen, 2 km West from the small town of Aidlingen.

I have paperwork saying he was from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, but I also have paperwork saying he was from or has connection with Anderson, Indiana, U.S.A. Any help would truly be appreciated.

Cheers !
Born Winnipeg 2 November 1923. The estate section of his file has him as a lifelong resident of Manitoba. Father was born in England and mother in Manitoba. Last bit of correspondence on the file is a 1956 letter from his mother to Department of National Defence for Air enquiring about visiting their son's grave. The return address was Winnipeg.

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Re: F/O W.B. Turner

Post by Ludford 101 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Okay, I see where the US connection came from.

R109708 Sgt Benjamin Warren Turner, lost on Halifax DT633 (No. 405 Sqn) in accident. Hailed from Georgetown Twnshp, Indiana. US citizen.

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Re: F/O W.B. Turner

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:14 pm

Thank You Ludford 101, I see the error I made by switching around the initials.

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