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Biographical entry Taylor, Patrick Gordon (Gordon) (1896 - 1966)

21 October 1896
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
15 December 1966
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Aviator and Writer


(Sir) Gordon Taylor served as a pilot in both World War I and World War II. During the 1920s and after 1935 he flew mostly as a private and charter pilot. He is best remembered for his courage during a 1935 flight form Australia to New Zealand with Kingsford Smith (qv), when he walked on the wing of the plane six times to supply oil to a failing engine. He was awarded the Empire Gallantry Medal for this.

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