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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G Turner


Guy Turner was born on 18th January 1912 and educated at Royds Hall Secondary School, Huddersfield. He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice in January 1928 and passed out in December 1930 as a Metal Rigger.

He later applied for pilot training and was selected. With his training completed he was posted to 32 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 31st August 1939. He was promoted to Flight Sergeant on 15th May 1940.


Above L to R: Sgt. EA Bayley, Turner.


On the 19th he probably destroyed a Me109 over Cambrai. He was reported 'Missing' on the 22nd but rejoined the squadron two days later.

Turner was shot down in combat over Dover on 19th July and baled out, badly burned. He was admitted to Dover Hospital. His Hurricane, P3144, crashed at Hougham.

Turner later went to Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead for plastic surgery and became a Guinea Pig.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned in November 1942 and released from the RAF in 1946.

He later rejoined and served in the Technical Branch (Engineering) before retiring on 18th January 1961 as a Flight Lieutenant, retaining the rank of Squadron Leader.

Turner died on 5th December 1982.



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