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Bruce Taylor

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane, skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • John Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Iowa, USA 1922
Lived in Monterey County, CA, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 12 August 1945

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Enlisted Santa Ana, CA, USA 22 March 1943

Santa Ana, California

Died Andrewsfield Aviation Ltd, Saling Airfield Stebbing Great Dunmow Essex CM6 3TH, United Kingdom 12 August 1944

Returned to base in severely battle damaged A/C, ordered enlisted men to bail out. While trying to land the plane skidded off the runway and into the control tower. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15747.

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 13 August 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Coton, Cambs, UK
Plot E Row 4 Grave 68

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2021 09:33:44 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56294848/bruce-a.-taylor

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 22:05:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2018 17:53:37 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 21:09:44 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/311039341/?terms=O-764829%20Bruce%20Taylor
https://www.fold3.com/image/47350050
https://www.fold3.com/page/529911252_bruce_taylor/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/84965074_bruce_taylor/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31765&Submit6=Go
https://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/bandeirantes-beach/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56294848

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 20:21:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/311039341/?terms=O-764829%20Bruce%20Taylor
https://www.fold3.com/image/47350050
https://www.fold3.com/page/529911252_bruce_taylor/details/
https://www.fold3.com/page/84965074_bruce_taylor/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-31765&Submit6=Go
https://cfrankdavis.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/bandeirantes-beach/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56294848

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