WWII Soldier Laid To Rest In Nashville 74 Years After Death

Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 12:53:19-04

A World War II soldier has been laid to rest in Nashville nearly 75 years after his death. 

A service was held Tuesday morning for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant William Turner, of Nashville.

The aerial engineer was part of the "Hell's Fury" crew, an armada of B-26 bombers flying from Essex, England to Amsterdam, when they were shot down on December 13, 1943.

Turner was 20-years-old at the time.

His remains were brought back to Nashville in mid-August. Governor Bill Haslam has declared a day in mourning and ordered flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff.