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Name: Arthur Gilbert Vivian Taylor
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 20
Victories: 7
Born: 1896
Place of Birth: Newquay, St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, England
Died: 17 October 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Poelkapelle, Belgium
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
With 20 Squadron in 1917, Arthur Gilbert Vivian Taylor scored seven victories flying the F.E.2d and Bristol Fighter. He was killed in action over Poelkapelle, shot down by Theodor Quandt of Jasta 36.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 16 Aug 1917 0930 20 F.E.2d (A6456) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 Zonnebeke
2 17 Aug 1917 2000 20 F.E.2d (B1890) Albatros D.III (DES) 1 E of Polygon Wood
3 11 Sep 1917 1430 20 F.E.2d (A6458) Albatros D.V (OOC) 2 N of Wervicq
4 19 Sep 1917 1000 20 Bristol Fighter (A7246) Albatros D.V (DESF) 3 Becelaère-Polygon Wood
5 19 Sep 1917 1000 20 Bristol Fighter (A7246) Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 Becelaère-Polygon Wood
6 19 Sep 1917 1000 20 Bristol Fighter (A7246) Albatros D.V (OOC) 3 Becelaère-Polygon Wood
7 03 Oct 1917 1500 20 Bristol Fighter (A7271) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 Wervicq

1 Observer 2Lt M Todd
2 Observer Lt George Brooke
3 Observer 2Lt H Dandy
4 Observer Sgt William Benger
 
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