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Name: Patrick Gordon "Bill" Taylor
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 66
Victories: 5
Born: 21 October 1896
Place of Birth: Mosman, New South Wales
Died: 15 December 1966
Place of Death: Honolulu, Hawaii
 
 
Taylor traveled to England at his own expense to enlist in the Royal Flying Corps. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 14th August 1916, he was posted to 66 Squadron and scored five victories flying the Sopwith Pup. He left the Royal Air Force in March 1919 with the rank of Captain.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Patrick Gordon Taylor, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has taken part in over forty offensive patrols at low altitudes and under heavy fire from the ground. He has always shown exceptional dash and gallantry in attacking large formations of hostile machines, setting a very fine example to all his comrades.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 07 May 1917   66 Sopwith Pup (A7309) Albatros D.III (FTL) S of Oppy
2 07 Jun 1917 0800 66 Sopwith Pup (A7309) Albatros C (OOC) Gheluvelt
3 15 Jun 1917 0820 66 Sopwith Pup (A7309) Albatros C (OOC) N of Passchendaele
4 20 Aug 1917 0910 66 Sopwith Pup (B1757) Albatros C (CAP) NW of Ypres
5 11 Sep 1917 0800 66 Sopwith Pup (B1757) Albatros C (OOC) Eussen
 
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