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1LT Douglas Newton Taylor, pilot of Li'L Woman, the courier aircraft of the 320th Bomb Group. 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. This is thought to be the aircraft that 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. Place and date of this photograph is unknown

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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...

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Date Contributor Update
13 September 2020 17:27:50 Vaughn Created entry with collection, caption and person associations
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Taylor Family Collection

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