Turner, John Arron (Jack)

  • Township: East Nissouri
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Navy
  • Date of birth: 1921
  • Date of death: 1971
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: 1940-1945
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Petty Officer John "Jack" Arron Turner, RCN, (1921-1971) enlisted in 1940 and served until 1945. Jack did his training in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay) and eventually was based in Halifax. He served aboard the "Stadacona" in 1941 and the "Reindeer" in 1943. Several trips were made across the Atlantic escorting convoys, but Jack thinks they only dropped depth charged on one or two submarines. They did, however, have warnings of several sightings and they would shoot at mines for target practice while at sea. Jack suffered hearing loss from depth charges and damage to his feet from the cold and bad fitting boots.

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