Bruce Taylor

Military

Object Number - UPL 28072 - Close up of Martin Marauder B-26B, 41-31765, ER-X, Fightin' Cock, - 450th BS, 322nd BG, and the 9th AF.

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.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-814603
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Fightin Cock
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

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

13 August 1944 Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton, Cambs, UK Plot E Row 4 Grave 68
Monterey County, CA, USA

Based

Andrews Field 12 August 1945 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Born

Iowa, USA

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