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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Technical Sergeant Raymond H Taylor of the 445th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

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  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron


  • Raymond Taylor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 ...


  • 42-50620

    B-24 Liberator
    Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 09:28:25 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: