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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

Herbert Ivy Turner Jr.

Herbert Ivy Turner Jr. (1920-1943)

MC Class: ex-1941

Years at MC: 1937-1939 (Freshman and Sophomore)

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Life at MC: Wrestling Team

Military Branch: US Army Air Forces

Military Unit: 571st Bomber Squadron, 390th Bomber Group (Heavy)

Rank: 1st Lieutenant (Pilot)

Medals Awarded: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Date Missing: N/A

Date of Death: 16 September 1943

Location of Death: Pen Gwyllt Meirch in the Black Mountains, near Llanbedr, Wales

Circumstances of Death: "He was the Pilot aboard “Ascend Charlie,” B-17 tail #42-5903 of the 390th Bomb Group, 571st Bomb Squadron. On return from a mission to France on September 16, 1943, the bomber become lost in bad weather, and crashed into a mountain [Pen Gwyllt Meirch]" (

Burial/Memorial Information: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England (

Additional Information: His full personnel report with crash details is available at the American Air Museum in Britain website. Photographs of the memorial cairn on Pen Gwyllt Meirch in Wales can be seen in this blog post. Additional photographs of Herbert Ivy Turner can be found on his entry.

Additional Images:

1938 Maryville College Wrestling Team (Turner is on back row, next to last on right)