Frank John Hoskins TURNER

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TURNER, Frank John Hoskins

Service Number: 410775
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, 21 January 1921
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Calveley Airfield near Nantwich, Cheshire, England, 25 November 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Landican Crematorium, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 410775

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant Turner 410775 of Number 17 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit RAF was killed in Miles Master DL942 during solo aerobatics, steep turn, and forced landings practice.  His aircraft experienced excessive loading followed by loss of control due to structural failure leading to a steep spiral dive and crashed into the ground.