LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer David Reid TAYLOR

Service No: 408206
Born: Prahran VIC, 2 July 1909
Enlisted in the RAAF: 25 April 1941 (at Hobart TAS)
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Horn Island QLD
Died: Air Operations (No. 32 Squadron Hudson aircraft A16-201), New Guinea, 22 July 1942, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PNG
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Reid Taylor and Charlotte Catherine Taylor; husband of Sylvia Taylor, of East Kew, Victoria.
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 July 1942, Hudson A16-201 went missing on operations in the Buna Bay vicinity. The crew members of A16-201 were:

Pilot Officer Warren Frank Cowan (407614) (Pilot)
Sergeant Russell Bradburn Polack (411183) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Laurie Edwin Sheard (416369)
Pilot Officer David Reid Taylor (408206)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 137

Bibliography:

Vincent, D. (David) The RAAF Hudson Story Book 1, D. Vincent Highbury SA 5089, 1989
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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