Battle of Britain 28th August 1940:Sergeant(Air Gunner),Robert Charles Turner,751362

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Sergeant (Air Gunner) TURNER, ROBERT CHARLES
    Service Number 751362

    Died 28/08/1940

    264 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of George Henry and Ethel Kathleen Turner, of Reading, Berkshire. Scholar of Christ's Hospital, Horsham.


    INSCRIPTION
    ONE OF THE "FEW"

    Casualty

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
    Name: Sgt Robert Charles Turner
    Death Date: 28 Aug 1940
    Cemetery: Reading Cemetery and Crematorium
    Burial or Cremation Place: Caversham, Reading Borough, Berkshire, England
    Has Bio?: Y
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Robert C Turner
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: 27 Dec 1914
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 13
    Residence Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
    Occupation: Royal Air Force L/Ac
    Schedule Number: 67
    Sub Schedule Number: 3
    Enumeration District: DSRS
    Registration district: 121-3
    Inferred Father: George H Turner
    Inferred Mother: Ethel K Turner

    Household Members:
    Name
    George H Turner
    Ethel K Turner
    Robert C Turner
    Kathleen Turner
    This record is officially closed.
    Edith J Simmonds

    Name: George H Turner
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 21 May 1882
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 13
    Residence Place: Reading, Berkshire, England
    Occupation: Headmaster Elem School

    Name: Ethel K Turner
    Gender: Female
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 3 Jul 1886
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 13
    Residence Place: Reading, Berkshire, England

    So we now have a date of birth for him
    TD
     
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  3. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Did the pilot get out?
    Poor air gunners did not stand much of a chance in a Defiant.
    Are there any more details?

    Lawrence
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    The Boulton Paul Defiant

    I see him noted on
    31 5 1940 (rank LAC)
    and
    24 8 1940 (rank Sgt)
    and
    28 8 1940 (rank Sgt)

    Bit odd - same service number - presumably he crashed but was unhurt whilst an LAC in May 1940, crashed again 24th Aug and was unhurt, but on 28th his luck ran out

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