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) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer David Reid Taylor (408206) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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