Harold Charles Turpin was born in Logan, Utah, He was married to Opal Yoakum. He graduated at the University of Tennessee and entered pilot training in May 1942. He attended flying schools at Carlstrom Field, Fla., and Bainbridge, Ga.

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Kushner of 200 block Fifteenth St. NE.

Aircraft B-24H with serial number 41-29004 departed from Seething on a bombing mission to Creil, France.

Crew members
Pilot, 1st Lt Harold C. Turpin
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles W. Wilson
Navigator, 2nd Lt Robert J. Nystrom
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Theodore J. Conway Jr.
Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Walter D. Bookamer
Left Waist Gunner, Sgt Joseph Skledar Jr.
Right Waist Gunner, Sgt James S. Smidy
Radio Operator, S/Sgt Keith D. Wann
Tail Turret Gunner, Sgt Leo A. VanVorst Jr.
Ball Turret Gunner Sgt Thomas A. Loughlin Jr.

He is memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. He was officially decleared dead on 28 June 1945.

Group photo from www.americanairmuseum.com

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 February 1922
  • Date of death: 27 June 1944
  • County: Claiborne
  • Hometown: Speedwell
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Barbara Turpin, his daughter

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