S/Sgt Willard Levi Turner was the son of Byron Turner, Berham, KY and entered the service from Kentucky. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.
Aircraft B-24D1 with serialnumber 42-72889 crashed approximately 15 miles east of Strip 1, Nadzab, New Guinea, 4 minutes after take-off on a combat mission 29 February 1944.
Pilot, 1st Lt Owen L. Buford
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Paul G. Meyer
Navigator, 2nd Lt Gerald R. Hill
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Jack W. Rosher
Engineer, T/Sgt Ned Potter
Radio Operator, T/Sgt Robert W. Witt
Gunner, S/Sgt Julian S. Miller
Gunner, S/Sgt James J. Parks
Gunner, S/Sgt Kenneth W. Rode
Gunner, S/Sgt Willard L. Turner