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J.  I.  Turnbull

 

Personal Legacy
Submited by BRUCE R. TURNBULL
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

15 June 1987

Dear Mr. Lundy:

Many thanks for the postcard from England during your reunion. I wanted to write you to tell you that I have copies of the pages from the 44th BG - Heroes and Casualties that describe the mission to Leverkusen, Germany on 18 October when Jack's plane went down. The one bit of information I am seeking is a list of combat missions flown by Jack while operations officer of the 44th BG. I recently received a book on the 492nd BG that listed all missions flown by the group and also identified the command pilot on each, so I have a fairly complete list of the missions he flew in the 492nd. (It's ironic that the 492nd was disbanded because of its exceptionally high losses in the three months it was operational at North Pickenham, and the seven known missions Jack flew on as command pilot not a single plane was lost!)

If you have access to the flight records or other data that would list Jack's combat missions with the 44th BG, I would be most appreciative. Also, I would like to contact S/Sgt. Enciner and S/Sgt. Scott if he is ever located. I recall that one of the two visited my father at our home just outside of Baltimri in 1946 and described the accident, but I don't know which one it was.

If S/Sgt. Enciner's address is known, I would like very much to contact him.

Again, my sincerest appreciation for your thoughtfulness in writing while in Norwich. If you ever visit nearby, please let me know for I would appreciate meeting you and showing you around West Point. With best wishes, I am

Sincerely,

Bruce Turnbull

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