Taylor, Cyrus Robinson, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1944-1944, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mount Vernon, NY
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Burns
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
F 7 88

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Bronze Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War II
Service: Navy
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 333 (December 1944)
Citation:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Cyrus R. Taylor (NSN: 0-122496), United States Naval Reserve, for gallantry in action when Motor Torpedo Boat ONE HUNDRED NINETY-THREE (PT-193), was bombed by an enemy float plane while patrolling with another torpedo boat on 13 March 1944. Lieutenant Taylor directed highly effective evasive tactics and enabled his crew to destroy the Japanese plane and bring the torpedo boat through without casualties among personnel or damage to the vessel. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.


LT Taylor was the Officer in Charge
PT-193 "Bitchin' Witch"

Laid down 30 November 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
Launched 11 February 1943
Completed 27 February 1943 Placed in service under the command of LT Cyrus R. Taylor, USNR
   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)NAVSTA Newport, RIMotor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1941-1941, Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)
  1942-1942, 3rd Naval District
  1942-1942, U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center (USNRTC), Quincy, Illinois
  1942-1942, NAVSTA Newport, RI/Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center, Melville
  1942-1942, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
  1942-1943, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
  1943-1943, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
  1943-1943, USS No Name (PT-193)
  1943-1944, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
  1943-1944, USS No Name (PT-193)
  1943-1944, USS No Name (PT-193)
  1944-1944, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 New Georgia Group Operation/Battle of Vella Gulf
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Biak
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
 Colleges Attended 
Yale UniversityHarvard University
  1936-1940, Yale University
  1940-1942, Harvard University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Buried Manila American Cemetery Plot F Row 7, Grave 88
  Article - Our Navy magazine March 19452
  Jul 01, 1941, Drafted
  Jan 03, 1942, Called to Active Duty
  Jan 03, 1942, Commissioned Ensign
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to LT(jg)
  Apr 01, 1944, Promoted to LT
  Jun 25, 1944, Died from wounds suffered June 25, 1944
  Jul 01, 1944, Namesake - PT Base 21 renamed "Camp Taylor"2
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