Hi all, new member on board signing in, my dad Sergeant Eric Robert Taylor was a airgunner with the 358 squadron SEAC, I've got some great photos to put on the site and am looking for any information and photos would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Bob, another Bob here. my father also served with 358 and i have accumulated a bit of info on the squadron. my most informative source has been Robert Quirk's website with his transcriptions of the squadrons orbs. Having a quick read through there are quite a few Taylors but i seem to come back to one although the transcripts have various initials such as K, V. D R. and finally E R. they all have the same service number, 1846508. Do you know if this would be you dad? let me know and i would be only too happy to pass on what info i have. I am in Australia as we emigrated from the UK in the 60s so depending on where you are please allow for the time difference when replying. best regards Robert (Bob)
that is good i have zeroed in on the right person then. the first piece of information i have but not sure if you are aware of is that one of the crew members that your dad flew with was a D G Morris (wop). If this was Dickson G Morris then he was the author of a book called Beyond The Irrawaddy and The Salween. This book was a great source of info for me in my research on the squadron. It does make a fleeting mention of your Dad as their tour expired. The book also gives a great insight into what life was like for them and what their jobs involved. From the quick scan i have done on your father it seems he started flying with 358sqd around january 45 and tour expired in may 45 so he would have racked a few missions in that time. I found that trawling through the ORBs on Robert Quirks site was the best way to uncover my dads time in the squadron. Regards Robert.