Biographyk-Turner, John Butler b. June 30, 1914, NYC (Harrison, Missouri); CoB (?); Father Kelson Turner (1884-1931); Mother Helen R. Butler (1886-?); Received Passport# 26835, San Francisco series, on April 19, 1937, which lists his address as 895 West End Avenue, NYC; Sailed April 28, 1937 aboard the Aquitania; Appears on a list of dead from the sinking of the City of Barcelona which gives his date of death as May 30, 1937 also reported killed by his group leader after the sinking, (alternate reported KIA July 1937, Brunete).
Sibling: brother Nelson Joseph Turner (1912-1978).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 51 p. 8 - List of Dead from City of Barcelona May 30, 1937 (complete to September 10, 1937); Opis 6, Delo 1004, ll. 55, fiche with Death CoB. Code A
Photograph: John B. Turner Passport Photograph, 1937.