|Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 6:26 pm: |
My research revealed that Private Billy Joe Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star, which was never received by the family. I am in the process of trying to locate the following General Order relative to that award.
Taylor, Billy J. Pvt.507th Parachute Infantry. 17th Airborne Division BSM.PH KIA (GO#9,1945.AbnDiv)(17ABDivAGOBD)
|Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 1:57 pm: |
Since my last contact with AWON I have discovered more definitive information.
He was actually in aircraft chalk # 1 with the Regimental Commander Col. George V. Millett.There were 14 paratroopers on board that drop .Col. Millett was 2nd to exit the aircraft.Billy Joe Taylor was # 5 to leave the aircraft.They landed in the vicinity of Amfreville.Col. Millett was captured in that area around 7-8-9 June 1944.My brother was probably killed around this time frame instead of 23 June 1944. I'm interested in hearing from anyone familiar with this area and/or time frame.
|Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2002 - 12:33 pm: |
My brother Pvt.Billy Joe Taylor,Hq.Company,2nd Battalion,507th Parachute Regiment,82nd Airborne Division went into Normandy in the second serials.
It was planned that the 507th would hit their Drop Zone about 10 miles southwest of Ste.Mere Eglise in the juncture of the Merederet & Douve Rivers.Some of the 507th were widely scattered so he may or may not have landed close to the main group around Timmes Orchard near Couquigny Church. He was KIA on 23 June, 1944.
Interested in anyone having information relative to this engagement.