2nd Lt Chester M. Turner





ID: 0-753462

Branch of service: U.S. Army

Hometown: Cowley County, Kansas


Chester Murray Turner was born on the 14th June 1921 and lived in Cowley County, Kansas. He enlisted at Arkansas city, Cowley on the 20/5/42 and his Army serial number was 0-753462. He was 22 years of age at the time of the accident.


Chester was not 2nd Lt Osborne's original Co Pilot, the original Co Pilot was flying in one of the other planes with either 2nd Lt Newman or 2nd Lt Wegman at the time of the accident. 


His next of kin was listed as:

Mr Raleigh C. Turner

925 South D. Street

Arkansas City




Chester Turner was originally buried at 11.00am on the 20th April 1944 in Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Rocky Road, Belfast, Plot B, Row 2 Grave No5. 

In 1947 the decomissioning of the cemetery began and Chester's remains were exhumed on the 13th November 1947.


Upon the request of his family he was repatriated to the United States upon the USAT ship Lawrence Victory.

He was reburied on the 25th July 1948 and now rests along with his parents Raleigh C. Turner and Grace E. Turner in Kansas Memorial Lawn Garden cemetery, Cowley County, Kansas.










Photograph supplied by Karen Rodenbaugh, Cowley County, Kansas


Chester M. Turner