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1st Lieutenant Douglas Newton Taylor, presumably at the 320th Bomb Groups' operational base in Tafaraoui, Algeria. The date on assumed to be on or about March 1943.
He flew 20 Combat missions with the 444th Bomb Squadron until he suffered a back injury in a crash landing on 8 July 1943. He remained with the Group and was pilot of the Group’s courier aircraft until 1945. At the end of the war, Doug landed near Barth, West Pomerania, Germany to transport freed POWs from Stalag Luft I. One of the former prisoners was Francis Stanley "Gabby" Gabreski of the 56th Fighter Group.

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  • Francis Gabreski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Francis S Gabreski was the son of Polish immigrants to the US. He enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps in July 1940, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Reserve in March 1941 and was posted to Wheeler Field, Hawaii. ...

  • Douglas Taylor

    Military | Major | Pilot
    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...

Aircraft

  • 41-17792 Nana

    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...

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Date Contributor Update
13 September 2020 16:09:47 Vaughn Changes to caption and person associations
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Taylor Family Connection

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13 September 2020 16:07:32 Vaughn Changes to caption
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Taylor Family Collection

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 19:38:57 Vaughn Changes to collection
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Taylor Family Collection

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 19:38:26 Vaughn Changes to collection
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Taylor Family collection

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12 September 2020 19:09:06 Vaughn Changes to unit associations
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Taylor Family Documents and Photographs

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 18:33:53 Vaughn Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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The documents and photographs are from the Taylor family collection

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