2LT Norman Francis Taylor Jr.

2LT Norman Francis Taylor Jr.

Death 30 Jan 1944 (aged 25)
Campolongo al Torre, Provincia di Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34 Site 3280
Memorial ID 54165281 · View Source
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Norman, who resided at 622 West Thirty-First Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a 2nd Lieutenant and Navigator on B-24 (#42-7730), 718th Bomber Squadron, 449th Bomber Group, Fifteenth Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was downed by fighters over Udine, Italy during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He had served in the Air Force for one year and three months at the time of his death and was decorated with an Air Medal and Purple Heart.

Service # O-809762

Son of Norman Francis Taylor, Sr. and Martha Birch Taylor.

Husband of Frances Eleanor Missimer Taylor.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


Airmen who perished on B-24 (#42-7730):

Borucki, Robert A., S/Sgt, Missouri
Fleming, Paul G., T/Sgt, Maine
Jarrell, William N., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Oklahoma
McLay, Myron A., S/Sgt, Ohio
McVicars, John T., 1st Lt, Montana
Samson, Reeve A., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, New York
Taylor, Norman F., Jr., 2nd Lt, Navigator, Delaware
Vital, Benedict E., Sgt, New Jersey
Wheeler, Hayward S., 1st Lt, Pilot, California
Whidden, Earle A., T/Sgt, Massachusetts

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )


  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 26 Jun 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Norman Francis Taylor Jr. (15 Nov 1918–30 Jan 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54165281, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .