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

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Born: 21 October 1896  Mosman, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 15 December 1966  Honolulu, Hawaii.
(Sir) Patrick Gordon (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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Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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