Lt(jg) Craig M. Taylor - USN

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bullet2 January 1968 -
Lcdr Leo Keiffer/Lt Ed Marsyla/AX2 Thomas Monroe/AXAN Daniel Abbott pluck Ltjg Craig M. Taylor, F-8C pilot of VF-111 off the USS Oriskany (CVA-34) from the midst of a fleet of hostile fishing craft located very close to the Vietnamese beach. Ltjg Taylor's Crusader (BuNo. 146989) suffered total electrical failure while escorting a RF-8C on a photo-recon mission over the Than Hoa area. The pilot reports that he was mighty happy when "Big Mutha" arrived to save him from possible capture. Lt Taylor later died in an flight mishap at NAS Miramar.

Created: 10/02/09