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Willis J. Taylor

Military

Squadron commander of 323rd BS, 91st BG from 3 October 1944 to June 1945.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97630 Peg O' My heart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/1/44; 1SAG Langley 6/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; 323BS [OR-T]; 41+m transferred 306BG Thurleigh 21/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 28/3/46. GERALDINE aka PEG ‘O MY HEART.

  • 44-8135

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/6/44; Langley 13/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 27/8/44; battle damaged Hamburg 6/11/44 with Lt William E. Reid; crash landed Rackheath Afd, UK 2 x KIA, 1 x WIA, 7 x RTD; Salvaged 9/11/44. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

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