Verona Residence: 90 Personette Ave, 133 Morningside Ave
Now Listed Dead
Second Lt. Joseph Watson Taylor of 90 Personette Avenue, Verona, Flying Fortress navigator reported missing after his plane was shot down over Bremen, Germany, November 29, 1943, is now listed as dead, according to War Department notification to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Taylor.
Taylor, who was 25, was born in Baltimore and lived in Verona since he was 6. He was educated in public schools there and was graduated from Peddie Institute, Hightstown, and Dartmouth College, where he was a letter man on the track squad and was vice president of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.
Taylor entered the Army Air Forces in 1942 and received his wings at the Army Air Field at San Marcos, Tex., in June, 1943. He went overseas the following September as navigator of the B-17, “Bad Penny.”
Besides his parents. he leaves a sister, Mrs. Betty Hansen of Verona, and three grandparents, Mrs. Mary A. Taylor of Verona, and Dr. and Mrs. William J. Barrett of New Haven.
Newark Evening News
November 21, 1945
Joseph W. Taylor
Entered the Service From: New Jersey
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 338th Bomber
Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy
Died: Monday, September 03, 1945
Memorialized at: Cambridge American
Location: Cambridge, England
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart