Robert P. Taylor

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Robert P Taylor
Major General Robert Preston Taylor
3rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Born (1909-04-11)April 11, 1909
Henderson, Texas
Died February 1, 1997(1997-02-01) (aged 87)
Arlington, Texas
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Seal of the US Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Years of service 1940–1966
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Silver Star ribbon.svg Silver Star
Bronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal
United States 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]


  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 2012-07-18. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Terence P. Finnegan
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Succeeded by
Edwin R. Chess