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Russell G Taylor


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.” ( 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.


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born 10 May 1915
Died Taverham Mill Lakes 21 April 1944
Buried San Bruno, CA, USA

Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section J Site 965


Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 23:39:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" and a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 16:59:56 usxpat Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Find A Grave Memorial# 3549212
Personal recollection and information:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:47 AAM AAM ingest

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