The Tailhook Educational Foundation
LCDR DAVID WOOSTER “WOOT” TAYLOR JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
His son, CAPT David Wooster Thornhill, USNR(Ret)
Hampstead, North Carolina
This scholarship is awarded in memory of LCDR David Wooster “Woot” Taylor Jr., a World War II-era Naval Aviator who commanded two TBF / TBM Avenger torpedo squadrons, VT-4 and VT-7. Woot was killed 16 May 1944 when his F6F crashed following low-altitude engine failure during a training flight. Woot was a San Francisco, California native and was a 1935 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.