for Lt. Estill
This website documents the excavation and recovery of the World War II crash site of my father’s P-38 Lightning. 1Lt Shannon E. Estill was shot down in what was then East Germany only weeks before the end of the war on Friday April 13, 1945. He was the last man killed from the 428th Fighter Squadron, the 474th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force. This is the true measure of my devotion.
Der Spiegel’s Documentary Film
The Last Flight of Lieutenant Estill
To watch the entire documentary, email Dr. Taylor via the contact page.
Videos, photographs, documents, essays, & more…
A Daughter's Quest for Elegy
To be published Fall 2016.
A daughter's search and recovery mission to bring home her father, 1Lt. Shannon Estill, a P38 fighter pilot and one of the last casualties of World War II.
Dr. Taylor will be speaking and signing books at the National WWII Museum's yearly international conference in New Orleans, November 17-19, 2016.