Robert Chester Taylor
Taylor, Crew Lost at Sea
(Sept. 7, 1944) -- Robert C. Taylor, 24, of Bremond Street, radioman, 2/c, was killed on a patrol mission off Hamilton, Bermuda, on Aug. 20.
Seaman Taylor is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Bremond Street.
Taylor entered the Navy in May 1942.
Most of his Navy service was spent in Panama.
On Aug. 20, 1944 : Lieutenant (jg) Stanley C. Smith and seven crewmen were killed in a crash approximately 25 miles north of Bermuda while on an ASW practice bombing hop. Cause of the crash was unknown.
According to U.S. Navy archives:
Taylor, 21, (sic) an aviation radioman, was
slated to return to States the next day to begin radio training.
Robert C. Taylor
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
The Belleville Times, Feb. 3, Sept. 7, Nov. 30, 1944
Nevins A. Frankel - VP Navy Web Site
Terence Geary - VP Navy Archives
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