Morvan Darrell Turley

United States Air Force
09 September 1936 - 13 January 1967
Kansas City, Missouri
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7TH AF F-100D 352ND TFS
Pilot, USAF

Purple Heart, Air Medal, USAF Commendation Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals
Morvan D Turley

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07 Jan 2001

On January 13, 1967, Morvan Turley departed on a combat mission, flying an F-100D SuperSabre. He did not return.

On October 12, 1967, 9 months later, the wreckage of his aircraft was found and Morvan Turley was brought home to his family for burial.

He will always be missed.

    Capt. Morvan D. Turley, 31, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. formerly of Kansas City, Air force pilot reported missing January 13, 1967, while on an operational flight in South Vietnam, was found dead Friday in the wreckage of the plane.
    Captain Turley was born in Kansas City, and lived here until 1956 when he enlisted in the Air Force. He had served in Vietnam about six months. He held the Air Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
    He was the son of Mr and Mrs Russell L. Turley, 4619 Bell Street. Mr Turley is a stereotype operator at the Star.
    Captain Turley was graduated from Westport high school and attended Metropolitan Junior College, Kansas City. He was a former member of Boy Scout troop No 78 and the tribe of Mic-OSay.
    Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Shizuko Turley, Myrtle Beach; five brothers, William Turley, 4619 Bell; Kenneth Turley, Joplin,Mo.; Thomas Turley, 5716 West Seventieth Terrace, Overland Park; Robert Turley, 4342-1/2 Belleview, and Ronald Turley, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Morrison, 3714 East Twelth.

Kansas City Star     

From a cousin,
Virginia Turley Willis

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Captain Turley was flying F-100D tail number 56-3448 as one of four aircraft targeted against a VC supply area about 25 miles northwest of Vung Tau. His aircraft was hit by enemy fire just as he released his weapons; it caught fire and went in a few miles distant from the target.

As noted above, the wreckage of his aircraft was not found until 12 October 1967. He was buried in Site 2327, Section P, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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