Turton, Francis G.
Army 1st lieutenant

Francis G. Turton from New York, Albany county.

Service era: World War II

Date of death: April 5, 1945
Death details: Killed in action in Germany

Source: National Archives, family, The Troy Record (1952)

One Reply to “Turton, Francis G.
Army 1st lieutenant

  1. Lt. Francis G. Turton was my “Uncle Fran” who I never had the pleasure to meet. Lt. Turton was a Platoon Leader for Co. D, 787th Tank Battalion. From Watervliet, NY, he participated in the D-Day Invasion, Liberation of France (where he earned a Purple Heart and the Silver Star), Battle of the Bulge and the Liberation of Belgium. On approximately April 15, 1945 he was KIA by friendly fire in Bomberg , Germany.

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