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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R H W Taylor


Ronald Henry William Taylor was born in Hampstead in the first quarter of 1920, the son of Charles Henry Taylor and Julia Louise Bessie Taylor (nee Corkerton).

He joined 604 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force before the war as an Aircrafthand. He was called up on 24th August 1939 and later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner.

With his training completed, he was serving with 604 Squadron at Northolt in early July 1940. On 10th October Taylor was in Blenheim L8373, which lost a propeller during a night patrol over Salisbury. The aircraft crashed on landing at Middle Wallop, with undercarriage failure though the crew were unhurt.

Taylor was killed on 26th November 1940 when his Blenheim, L6728, crashed at night at Danebury Hill. The pilot, P/O NR Wheatcroft, was also killed.

Taylor is buried in Hampstead Cemetery, London.







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