Robert G. "Bob" Taylor(#36473190)

Picture taken August, 2011
Place of Birth
Date of Birth

329th Infantry
83rd Infantry

Combat Infantrymans Badge, Purple Heart Medal

Robert G. Taylor from Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, was born in 1926, he enlisted on August 10, 1944 at Fort Sharidan, Illinois.

The 83rd Infantry was the lead American unit to the Rhine River in this sector. B Company of the 329th was the lead company into Neuss on March 2, 1945 however the presence of the Rhine River made it unable for them to proceed, so the GI's found some time to relax. Following pictures were taken during this brief rest period with a 'liberated' German camera from a nearby store on or about March 6, 1945.
All of the men shown here survived the war and returned to the US. Bob Taylor, Bill Rusaw and Sheldon Stockston were all buddies from Flint, MI.

After Action Reports from April 1945 list Pvt. Taylor Robert G. as Lightly Wounded in Action (LWA) merely a month later on April 15, 1945 while fighting at the Elbe River in the area of Nutha and Gutergluck. Despite listed as Lightly Wounded, this would eventually become his ticket home aboard a hospital ship.

Sgt. Maillard (with B.A.R.) and Pvt. Sheldon L. Stockston

Pvt Eugene West (with B.A.R.) and
Pvt. Robert Taylor


Rear Row, L to R: Pvt. Lazenby, Pvt. Robert Taylor, Pvt. Sheldon L. Stockston
Front Row, L to R:
Sgt. Maillard, Pvt Eugene West, Pvt. Willet "Bill" Rusaw

PS: Pvt. Stockston was awarded a Silver Star Medal for valour during the Neuss Campaign.




Robert Taylor with a B.A.R. gun