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    Hi,
    I am researching 1116346 WO James Arthur Taylor who became a WO on the 2nd May 1943 and was later commissioned to Pilot Officer (201001) GD branch in March 1945. Is there anyway I can find out which branch of the aircrew he was?

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    Hello,,

    W/O-P/O James Arthur TAYLOR RAFVR, was a pilot on No.357 (S.D.) Sqn.

    http://rquirk.com/357oper/357Sqdn1944r.pdf p.82 of 136 (many other references to Taylor, see index at end of ORB. Not all are applicable to J. A Taylor, there were at least two other Taylors on squadron at this time).

    Taylor was initially a first pilot on Hudsons (1st op [as 1st pilot] , 9/10 May, 1944), then 2nd pilot, on Liberators, in the crew of 159031 F/O Jack Churchill DFC (later, DSO).

    See also: http://rquirk.com/357oper/357%20Squadron%201945.pdf for Taylor's 1945 ops.

    W/O James Arthur Taylor was awarded a DFC (357 Sqn), LG: 8/5/1945:

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/2417

    Col.
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    Hi Col,
    many thanks for the excellent information and guidance.
    Rick

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    TAYLOR, James Arthur, Warrant Officer (1116346, RAFVR*) - No.357 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 May 1945. Citation from Air Ministry Bulletin 18664.

    "Warrant Officer Taylor is now on his second tour of operational duty and has completed numerous sorties. He has flown many sorties as captain of aircraft and all these missions have been attacks over mountainous country. Despite the difficulties involved, Warrant Officer Taylor has always displayed keenness, ability and outstanding endurance, which have contributed largely to the successful completion of many missions."

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