Born 8 September 1914, Johnson City, TN
Died 25 December 1944
Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

T/Sgt. Taylor’s last stateside address  was from Platemouth, Nebraska. He is pictured at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii where he boxed in the army and won championships in three different weight classes. He was later transferred back to the states and reassigned to the 66th Infantry Division, 264th Infantry Regiment, Company B, 1st Platoon.  Killed in action on Christmas eve in 1944 aboard the SS Leopoldville, a Belgian Troop Ship when it was torpedoed and sunk by the German U Boat # 486, 5 miles of the coast of Cherbourg, France. His body was recovered and returned to the states after the war.

Parents: Harvey and Frances Taylor
Siblings: Elvie Taylor, Cecil Taylor, Robert V. Taylor, Virginia Taylor, and Earl Taylor
Aunt: Maggie Davis

  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 September 1914
  • Date of death: 25 December 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 264th Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Leland D. George

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