Robert Macdonald TAYLOR


TAYLOR, Robert Macdonald

Service Number: 417009
Enlisted: 8 November 1941
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kingswood, South Australia, 20 June 1921
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Timor, 19 May 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Wakefield Roll of Honour WW2, Snowtown Memorial Hospital Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

8 Nov 1941: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 417009
8 Nov 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
8 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 31 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

RAAF Beaufighter aircraft A19-45 of Number 31 Squadron was shot down by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on Penfoie Aerodrome, Timor and both crewmen were KIA - commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT are:

Sergeant Geoffrey Charles Cobern 5841 - Son of Cyril Walter and Florence Hyacinth Cobern & Husband of Agnes Elizabeth Cobern of Hobart, Tasmania

Flying Officer Robert MacDonald Taylor 417009 - Son of Robert Young Taylor and Bertha Taylor of Rose Park, SA