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Taylor, Sgt. Robert L.

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Sgt. Robert Leroy Taylor 
Born: 5 February 1923 – Joliet, Illinois 
Parents: LeRoy & Jennie Taylor 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 1114 South First Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1940 
– Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois 
– two years 
Occupation: accountant – Public Service Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 27 June 1942
Contact Person: Leroy Taylor – father
Inducted: 23 October 1942 
– U.S. Army Air Corps 
Training: 
– Camp Grant, Illinois 
– Jefferson Barracks – St. Louis, Missouri 
– University of Chicago, Illinois 
– Aeronautical School 
– Raco Army Airfield – Raco, Michigan 
– Lincoln Airfield – Lincoln, Nebraska 
– Wendover Army Airfield – Wendover, Utah 
– 509th Composite Group 
– crews of B-17s trained there 
– awarded his wings 
– qualified as gunner 
– Gowen Army Airfield – Bosie, Idaho 
– Peterson Army Airfield – Colorado Springs, Colorado 
– Second Air Force 
Unit: Unassigned 
Died: 23 December 1943 
– died of pneumonia 
Buried: 
– Mount Emblem Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 

 

 

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