Arthur Richmond "Archie" Taber was born on July 22, 1893 in Long Island City, Queens County, New York. Arthur was educated at Lake Forest, Illinois, schools; Cloyne House School, Newport, Rhode Island; Groton School, Massachusetts; Sanford School, Redding Ridge, Connecticut; Lake Placid School, New York, and Princeton University, Class of 1917.
Taber joined the American Field Service on October 18, 1915; attached to Section Four until February 7, 1916. He then returned to America. He enlisted in the U. S. Aviation as a Cadet on June 29, 1916 and was trained at Princeton. Arthur went to England on September, 1917 and trained in Oxford, Stamford, and Waddington.
In February, 1918, he was sent to France, and after perfecting himself at Tours and Issoudun, was commissioned First Lieutenant on April 14, 1918. On July 8th he was assigned to duty as transfer pilot in which position, during the remainder of the war, he had the privilege of performing arduous and essential service in delivering new planes, by air, from the headquarters at Orly, to training-camps and points at the front. He twice crossed the channel to England on special missions and once flew as far as Ireland. On February 11, 1919, while in discharge of his duty of testing planes at Orly, he was killed by the fall of his plane due to the breaking of a control. 1Lt Taber is now buried in the Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France.
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