A Fine Distinguished Flying Medal for Downing an ME-110
A Fine Distinguished Flying Medal for Downing an ME-110 - Distinguished Flying Medal, G.VI.R. (W/O D. Taylor (1127428) R.A.F.); the 1939-45 Star; the Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 clasp; the Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; court mounted, very fine; with recipient’s photo and Air Gunner wing: 1127428 Sergeant Donald TAYLOR, No. 14 Squadron. Citation states: “In December, 1942, this airman was the rear gunner of an aircraft engaged on a reconnaissance flight over the Tunisian Road. During the operation his aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter. Although unsupported by the guns from another turret which had jammed, Sergeant Taylor resolutely fought on alone. He was wounded in the left thigh and right shoulder but, despite this, he maintained his fire and shot down the attacker with a burst from close range. Throughout, this airman displayed great skill, courage and fortitude”. (SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 FEBRUARY, 1943). Sergeant Taylor was flying as a tail gunner of a Marauder, and the shot down German aircraft was an ME-110, on December 20, 1942.