Robert P. Taylor

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Robert P Taylor
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Major General Robert Preston Taylor
3rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Born(1909-04-11)April 11, 1909
Henderson, Texas
DiedFebruary 1, 1997(1997-02-01) (aged 87)
Arlington, Texas
Allegiance United States
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Seal of the United States Department of the Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Years of service1940–1966
RankUS-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands heldU.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsSilver Star Medal ribbon.svg Silver Star
Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Presidential Unit Citation ribbon.svg Presidential Unit Citation

Chaplain (Major General) Robert Preston Taylor, USAF (April 11, 1909 – February 1, 1997) was an American military officer who served as the 3rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force. A graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he notably served as a chaplain during World War II and was a prisoner of war and survivor of the Bataan Death March.[1] He began his tenure as chief of chaplains, on September 1, 1962, and served until his retirement on August 1, 1966.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith, Billy (1972). Days of Anguish, Days of Hope. New York: Doubleday & Co, Inc. ISBN 1-4990-2285-9.
  2. ^ "US Air Force Biography". Archived from the original on July 18, 2012.
Military offices
Preceded by
Terence P. Finnegan
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
1962–1966
Succeeded by
Edwin R. Chess