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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E F Taylor


Edgar Francis Taylor joined the RAFVR in December 1939 as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. He completed his training, qualifying as a radar operator, and was serving with 29 Squadron at Digby in early July 1940.

He was attached to 600 Squadron at Catterick on 25th September 1940, returning to 29 in late October.

On 28th November 1940 Taylor was aloft in Beaufighter 1f R2140 when it had to be abandoned during an air test. He and the pilot F/O ED Parker G.C. bailed out safely, the aircraft came down at Potterhanworth, Lincolnshire.

Taylor was killed on 22nd October 1943 as a Flight Sergeant with 57 Squadron at East Kirkby.

Lancaster JB237 DX-Z was lost on a sortie to Kassel, coming down at Polle on the west bank of the Weser.

Taylor is buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.

The other crew were:

F/Lt. A Novick RCAF KIA
F/Sgt. WR Minter RAAF KIA
Sgt. LH Howling PoW
Sgt. RD Harvey PoW
Sgt. GM Turnbull PoW
Sgt. FH Roseblade PoW

The CWGC holds no next-of-kin data.

There is full account of the incident at




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