DONALD "ROSCOE" TURNER|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
On opening up my last journal, lo and behold on page 4 was a photo of my pilot, Lot. "Bob" Abernathy. I had started when the 44th first started [10 December 1942]. Brest St. Nagure, Wilhamshaven, etc. Trained on low level in England for the Ploesti raid. Went to hospital just before they moved out. The only ones I recognize are Bob, Sgt. Compton, middle front row, and radio gunner on right end of front row.
I have tried for 50 years to find Bob, but had no luck [killed in an accident].
I would appreciate all you can give me on Bob.
I was with the first combat unit to England - 15th B/S (L) A-20th who made the first raid on Germany 4 July 1942.
Will make the reunion "1997."
Donald "Roscoe" Turner
P.S. The plane was painted with large, yellow letters and No. 4Q2.