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B-26 Marauder

On 8 July, 1943 'Nan' 41-17792 of the 444th Bomb Squadron was part of an attack on the Gerbini Airdrome No. 11 in Sicily. The aircraft crashed on takeoff from the airfield at Massicault, Tunisia. The pilot was Robert C. Burns, the copilot was Douglas N. Taylor was injured, suffering one or more broken or cracked vertebra. Doug was confined to a body cast and returned to duty in September 1944.




  • Douglas Taylor

    Military | Major | Pilot | 320th Bomb Group
    Douglas Newton Taylor was born in New Haven, CT on 19 February 1915. His mother passed away when Doug and his brother Howard were young. Their father, Albert, was an engineer working in the Central Americas, so Doug and Howard lived with their aunt in...


Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 19:07:16 Vaughn Changes to unit associations

Taylor Family documents and photographs

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 17:47:35 Vaughn Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description and unit associations

The details are from the service records and photographs of Douglas Newton Taylor and his family.