He served at both RAF Scampton and RAF Stradishall in the late 1930s before the war. See the menu for RAF Scampton's farewell dinner in February 1938 here.
Last letter to his wife Kaye Turner 1 September 1939. ‘If the worst should ever happen, tell my children that I was one of the first to go. Teach them how to live with all people, and you will sow the seeds of happiness in their hearts.’
John Turner's log book. His last entry reads ‘Great Britain and “I” declared War on the German Reich at 11.00 HRS on Sunday 3rd Sept. 1939.’
Notification that Flight Sergeant John Turner was killed in action on operations in the Wilhelmshaven area 4 September 1939.
A brief interview with Penny Turner about her father. Photographs of Penny with her father are here.
John Turner: One of Bomber Command's first casualties