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

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 February 1914
  • Date of death: 29 February 1944
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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