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McCaleb D Taylor


Shot down by flak and crashed near Beendorf in B-17 #42-38146, Killed in Action (KIA).

In Memoriam

Remembered by John S Swarts, Summerfield, FL



  • Clarence McGuire

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Beendorf in B-17 #42-38146, Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/12/43; Gr Island 6/1/44; Assigned 598BS/351BG [YB-D] Polebrook 29/2/44; Missing in Action 37m Merseburg 29/7/44 with John Morton, Co-pilot: Warren Bragdon, Navigator: Bill Fuerth, Bombardier: McCaleb Taylor, Flight engineer/top...


  • 503

    29 July 1944

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date
Born Austin, Texas
Killed in Action (KIA) 29 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2021 18:22:40 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Changed the label for a Died event to “Killed in Action (KIA)” per info in the "Summary biography".
Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2016 11:47:57 Lucy May Changes to memoriam, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 7323 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:58 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7323