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Crew PILOT: Harold R.  TAYLOR

Lt. Harold R. Taylor Crew, Front row L. to R. Lt. Harold Taylor P, Lt. Joseph E Kitto CP, Lt. Horace Teague NAV, Lt. Bernard Ockman BOM.  Second row, Sgt Rex Runyan, Sgt William Ebbert, Sgt. Fred Nichols, Sgt. Harry Everhart, Sgt. Perry Olson, Sgt. Milton Helmle.       (100th Photo Archives)

TSGT Rex V Runyan
Memorial

Birth: 	1924
Kansas, USA
Death: 	Sep. 11, 1944
Saarbrucken
Saarbrückener Stadtverband
Saarland, Germany

Technical Sergeant, 350th Bomb Squadron, 
100th Bomb Group ("The Bloody Hundredth") 
8th Air Force, World War II.

Flight Engineer and Top Turret Gunner on 
B-17G Flying Fortress #43-38076 "Aces & Eights."
Shot down by enemy fighter on mission to 
Ruhland, and crashing at Saarbrucken, Germany.

Eight crew were Killed In Action:

2nd Lt. Harold R Taylor, Pilot
2nd Lt. Joseph E Kitto, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Martin Nielson, Navigator
2nd Lt. Horace W Teague, Bombardier
T/Sgt. William D Ebbert, Tail Gunner
T/Sgt. Fredric B Nichols, Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Perry L Olson, Ball Turret Gunner
T/Sgt. Rex V. Runyan, Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner 
 
Inscription:
TSGT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 78 SITE 957-961
 

MACR: 08816 CR: 08816

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Harold R. TAYLOR P KIA
2 LT Joseph E. KITTO CP KIA
3 LT Horace W. TEAGUE NAV KIA
4 LT Martin W. NIELSON BOM KIA
5 T/SGT Rex V. RUNYAN TTE KIA
6 T/SGT Frederick B. NICHOLS ROG KIA
7 S/SGT Perry L. OLSON BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Harry D. EVERHART WG POW
9 S/SGT William D. EBBERT TG KIA

PHOTOS:

Parts of Lt Taylor crashed aircraft. courtesy of Jan Z