Lawrence Coburn Taylor


Lawrence Coburn Taylor

Infobox Military Person
name = Lawrence Coburn Taylor
born = birth date|1920|5|12
died = death date and age|1942|8|24|1920|5|12
placeofbirth = Santa Ana, California
placeofdeath = Solomon Islands


caption =
nickname =
serviceyears = 1941–1942
rank = Second Lieutenant
allegiance = United States of America
branch = United States Marine Corps Reserve
unit = Marine Fighter Squadron 24
battles = World War II *Solomon Islands campaign
awards = Silver Star (posthumous)

Lawrence Coburn Taylor was a United States Marine Corps aviator who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for actions during World War II.

Marine Corps career

Taylor born 12 May 1920 at Santa Ana, California and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve 14 January 1941. He was commissioned 2d lieutenant 24 March 1941 and after flight training served in the Pacific Ocean Theatre.

Awarded the Silver Star

Lieutenant Taylor was killed in combat during the Solomon Islands campaign in the summer of 1942. He was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry while serving with a Marine Fighter Squadron 24 August 1942.

“Prevented by a faulty engine from taking off with his flight to attack a hostile force of greatly superior strength, 2d Lieutenant Taylor skillfully effected hasty repairs and took off alone...his superb airmanship and dauntless courage under adverse conditions enabled him to destroy one heavy bomber...Taylor’s exemplary conduct and unswerving devotion to duty were an inspiration to the members of his squadron and in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.”

Namesake

"USS Lawrence C. Taylor" (DE-415) was laid down 20 December 1943 by Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas; launched 29 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Lawrence H. Taylor, mother of "Lt. Taylor"; and commissioned 13 May 1944, Lt. Comdr. R. Cullinan, Jr., in command.

ee also

References

:DANFS
* [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/l4/lawrence_c_taylor.htm Lawrence Coburn Taylor]


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