Remembering Today 19/7/41 Sergeant:R.W.Taylor,401790,Royal New Zealand Air Force 105 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    TAYLOR, RONALD WEST
    Rank:
    Sergeant
    Trade:
    Pilot
    Service No:
    401790
    Date of Death:
    19/07/1941
    Age:
    25
    Regiment/Service:
    Royal New Zealand Air Force
    105 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
    Grave Reference:
    Plot 1. Joint grave 2.
    Cemetery:
    NOORDWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY
    Additional Information:
    Son of Alfred Sydney and Norah Amelia Taylor, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
    Casualty Details
     
  2. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    105 Sqdn were flying Blenheims out of Swanton Morley, Norfolk, at this time, mostly against port targets - they were part of 2 Group. They'd just won their first VC for a raid on Bremen docks on the 4th July 1941 (Wing Cmdr Edwards VC, the Australian squadron commander).

    On 19 July 1941, Sgt Taylor was killed when his Blenheim IV, V6039 Q-Queenie, crashed off the Dutch coast at 1122 while on an anti-shipping operation.

    Pat.
     
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