Henry N. Taylor killed filling in for D'Lynn Waldron in Congo in Luluabourg, Belgian Congo.
Documents from the archives of D'Lynn Waldron, Scripps-Howard foreign correspondent in the Belgian Congo, who was confided in by Patrice Lumumba just prior to Independence.
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D'Lynn Waldron's friend Henry N.Taylor, a fellow Scripps-Howard correspondent, was sent to see her in Hong Kong in a match-making effort by publisher Louis Seltzer. Henry was on his way to Moscow to cover the Powers U2 trial. While in Hong Kong, Henry said to Lynn several times, a propos of nothing, "Thank God I'm not going where you just came from!" meaning the Congo where D'Lynn had just been a political and war correspondent. Henry even called Lynn late in the evening from the airport to say this again before he left Hong Kong The Powers trial ended very quickly, and Scripps-Howard told Henry to go to the Congo to do a follow-up on Lynn's world scoop story on the tribal war in Luluabourg. Before Lynn even knew Henry was going to the Congo, he was killed in Luluabourg. (Because the file below is so large, it was done as a low quality gif to keep the size down. All the original documents are in D'Lynn's archive.)
THE BEST SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY OF THE CONGO I HAVE FOUND IS IN A PREFACING TO A VERY DETAILED, ILLUSTRATED ARTICLE BY AVIATION HISTORIAN ROBERT CRAIG JOHNSON ABOUT THE AIRCRAFT USED BY THE UN AND OTHERS DURING THE INDEPENDENCE PERIOD http://worldatwar.net/chandelle/v2/v2n3/congo.html