Russell G TaylorMilitary
Photo taken 14 July 2014, Laurie Atkins
Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com) The main body of the aircraft still lies in the lake at Taverham Mill. On 21 April 2001, 57 years after the crash, a memorial was dedicated on the property.
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Units served with
|10 May 1915|
|Taverham Mill Lakes||21 April 1944|
|San Bruno, CA, USA||Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno San Mateo County California, USA Plot: Section J Site 965|
Added a "#" and a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Find A Grave Memorial# 3549212
Personal recollection and information: http://forum.armyairforces.com/quotTurnip-TermitequotquotPappy39s-Chill…
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp