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Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor

Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor

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Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Death 19 Apr 1987 (aged 85)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 7A, Lot 20, Grid U-24
Memorial ID 6312 · View Source
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United States Army General. Daring World War II field commander. Commanded artillery units in the operations in Sicily, and led the 101st Airborne division in the ill-fated Operation Market-Garden and the 1945 push into Germany. Served as West Point superintendent (1945- 1949), commanded the US Eighth Army in Korea and was Army Chief of Staff from 1955 until his retirement in 1959. He was later made Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He held that office during the Cuban Missile crisis. He advised President John F. Kennedy to use selective air strikes to eliminate Soviet missiles.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6312
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor (26 Aug 1901–19 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6312, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .