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Raymond H Taylor

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters/ PH

Technical Sergeant Raymond H. Taylor was born March 13, 1923. His next of kin were his parents, Guy and Alma Taylor. He was from Roseville, California.

On March 24, 1945, he was serving as Top Turret Gunner aboard “Ten Gun Dottie,” B-24 tail #42-50620 of the 445th Bomb Group, 700th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Wesel, Germany.

He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Margraten, Holland.

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-50620

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

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Roseville, California 13 March 1923

Technical Sergeant Raymond H. Taylor was born March 13, 1923. His next of kin were his parents, Guy and Alma Taylor. He was from Roseville, California.

Enlisted Sacramento, California 12 June 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945

On March 24, 1945, he was serving as Top Turret Gunner aboard “Ten Gun Dottie,” B-24 tail #42-50620 of the 445th Bomb Group, 700th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Wesel, Germany.

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56304494/raymond-hugh-taylor

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 15:10:21 RRC Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 13545 // findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 02:12:41 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

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

Birsic, ABMC, MACR 13545, 2AD Honor Roll / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13545 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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