Farmville in Pitt County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gen. Allen Hal Turnage
Led U.S. Marine Corps Third Division assaults on Bougainville & Guam, 1943-44. Received Navy Cross. Born 1 block S.E.
Erected 2015 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-49.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients series list.
Location. 35° 35.757′ N, 77° 35.188′ W. Marker is in Farmville, North Carolina, in Pitt County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 258) and East Church Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3776 South Main Street, Farmville NC 27828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chasing Gen. Potter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sallie S. Cotten (approx. 7.8 miles away); Voice Of America (approx. 7.9 miles away); Otter Creek Bridge Skirmish (approx. 8.2 miles away); Grimsley Baptist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away); Hull Road (approx. 8˝ miles away); Snow Hill (approx. 10.7 miles away); James Glasgow (approx. 10.8 miles away).
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1. Allen Hal Turnage. Allen Hal Turnage was born Jan 3, 1891, at Farmville, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina before entering the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant on November 17, 1913. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Allen H. Turnage. In June 1942, the general was ordered to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to take command of the Base and its Training Center which included organization and training of two Regimental Combat Teams for the 3rd Marine Division. That October, he joined the newly formed 3rd Marine Division as Assistant Division Commander, becoming Commanding General on Guadalcanal in September 1943. He then led the Division in the landing at Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville, 1943, and in the recapture of Guam, 1944. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.