Lieutenant Kenneth Taylor is being nominated for induction into the United States Military Hall of Fame for his actions on December 7th, 1941. Kenneth Taylor went out for a night of poker and dancing at the officers' club with fellow pilot George Welch. Kenneth Taylor woke to gunfire and explosions the morning of December 7th. Rushing to his Buick he drove 10 miles from Wheeler Field to Haleiwa. Here Lieutenant Taylor hopped into a fighter and took off to engage the enemy. However he was not fully armed and was equipped with only .30 caliber machine guns. He flew straight into the enemy formation of approximately 12 fighters. He entered into the line of enemy fighters, in what he thought was the rear of the formation, however he was actually in the middle of two enemy fighters. His plane was shot, and Lieutenant Taylor got shrapnel in his leg and arm. After dispatching the first wave of fighters Lieutenant Taylor returned to Wheeler field for refueling and ammunition. He was then told by his superiors that he was not to return to the battle. However when he noticed 15 enemy planes approaching, Taylor disregarding his injuries, and orders, re-engaged the enemy fighters. It is for these selfless actions that Lieutenant Taylor is being nominated for induction into the US Military Hall of Fame.