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Edward F Taylor


Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544 'Seed of Satan'. Plane crashed into Channel. Evaded. Earlier October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-23779 '4-Q-2' was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems. Pilot Flight Officer Taylor landed at an Aussie base outside of Bari, Italy. Spent a few days at the base working on the plane. Returned to Tunis where the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC.



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Units served with

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Event Location Date
Born Perry, Oklahoma, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 1 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1382 / MACR 1382, 44th BG/ 67th BS/ 4-Q-2 Shipdham 115 October 1, 1943 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy pp. 132-133, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 404; 44th Bomb Group, The Flying Eightballs, pg 23 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database