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Aircraft: 230057

 "RAUNCHY" 

NAMES: Raunchy



PILOTS: CAPT  SAM R TURNER
MACR: 00689 SQUADRONS: 351 EP-D

NOTES

Assigned to original cadre, Crew 24 --- Raunchy

HISTORY

1943-03-31   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-05  Cheyenne also 15-Apr-43 Kearney
1943-05-02  Wendover
1943-05-15  Hill
1943-05-18  Wendover
1943-05-23  Kearney
1943-05-28   Dow
1943-05-31   Assigned to UK
1943-07-14   REM - could not keep up with the formation
1943-07-29  RES
1943-09-06  FTR OW INT - Fighters Lake Constance, Switzerland
1943-09-06  FTR OW INT - Fighters Lake Constance, Switzerland

Pilot Info

Crew: 1 KIA, 9 INT

Related Info: : TURNER, SAM R

Comments

    Known Mission List courtesy of Ray Bowden/USAAF Nose Art Research Project 

Date	           Pilot	            Target                         Notes

20 Apr 1943	S R Turner /	 Original a/c assigned to 100BG at Kearny AAB, Nebraska
31 May 1943	S R Turner /	 Assigned to ETO, England
25 Jun 1943	S R Turner /	Bremen	A/c's first mission
26 Jun 1943	S R Turner /	Le Mans	�
28 Jun 1943	S R Turner /	St Nazaire	�
29 Jun 1943	S R Turner /	Le Mans	�
10 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Le Bourget (recalled)	�
14 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Le Bourget	Returned early -- could not keep up with formation
17 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Hamburg (recalled)	Cat A damage - shell cases
24 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Trondheim	Cat A damage - flak and 20mm. Shell cases broke (N) window
25 Jul 1943	?	Warnemunde & Kiel	Failed to take off
28 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Oschersleben	�
29 Jul 1943	S R Turner /	Warnemunde	Returned early -- spare a/c (non sortie)
30 Jul 1943	C W Floyd Jr /	Kassel	�
12 Aug 1943	S R Turner /	Bonn & Target of Opport.	Cat AC damage - flak (severe)
24 Aug 1943	S R Turner /	Gournay & Evreaux	�
27 Aug 1943	?	Watten V-weapon site	�
31 Aug 1943	?	Meulan	�
3 Sep 1943	S R Turner /	Paris - Beaumont le Roger	Cat A damage - flak
6 Sep 1943	S R Turner / W Freund	Stuttgart	MISSING -- fighter attack, crashlanded in Lake Constance	

PHOTOS:

 230057 EP-D "Raunchy" being pulled out of Lake Constance by the Swiss after the Sep 6, 1943 ditching. Sam R. Turner, Pilot. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

August 12, 1943 BONN mission, crew returned with major battle damage and no brakes, ran off end of runway. 

August 12, 1943 BONN mission, crew returned with major battle damage and no brakes, ran off end of runway. 

Tail section of Raunchy after being pulled out of Lake Constance.

Aug 12, 1943 return from mission and rolled off runway due to battle Damage.
L-R: Dewitt Weir, Carmine Gallo, Harold Smith, Carter Thornton, Joseph Moloney, Vance Boswell, Sam R. Turner, William Freund, Morris Weinberg.  

Sam R. Turner Crew on return from Aug 12, 1943 Mission run off end of runway due to battle damage.  

Sam R. Turner Crew on return from Aug 12, 1943 Mission run off end of runway due to battle damage. joseph Moloney is in sweater 

Sam R. Turner Crew on return from Aug 12, 1943 Mission run off end of runway due to battle damage.