Photo by Bill Mitchell, Daily Sun
On Sept. 2, 65 years ago, the formal surrender of the Japanese in Tokyo Bay officially ended World War II. Although V-J Day (Victory Over Japan Day) is celebrated in August, the surrender was made official Sept. 2, 1945.
But on Aug. 10, his 22nd birthday, life was transformed for Taylor and his crew.
As a first lieutenant, Taylor served with the 29th Bomb Group.
"We were listening to Tokyo Rose, who had very good music at the time, and she came on the air and said the Imperial Japanese were surrendering. We were getting ready to fly another mission, and when that happened they postponed the mission for two to three days."