Bill Taylor in the mission menu (D-Day)
|Appears in||Call of Duty 2|
|Rank||Corporal, Sergeant after cutscene|
|Affiliations||American 2nd Ranger Battalion|
|Weapon||M1 Garand, M1911, Thompson, Springfield, Mk2, Comp B, any other weapon in the campaign|
Taylor was a Corporal in Dog Company, part of the American 2nd Ranger Battalion landed on the Normandy Coast and scaled the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on D-Day. Cpl. Taylor helped Sgt. Randall and his fellow squadmates survive the Battle of Normandy and fight German "Heer" Army Troops of the (352nd Infantry Division).Until they received reinforcements from surviving members of the 5th Ranger Battalion from Omaha Beach. After the Battle of Normandy, Taylor and his squad were ordered to clear a town at the foot of Hill 400 at Bergstein. The next mission is to attack the hill, where the player must clear the bunkers full of Germans. In the next mission, Taylor and other Rangers are ordered to defend the bunker near the top of Hill 400 where they were heavily barraged by German Infantry & Artillery which killed Pvt. Braeburn and were attacked by two waves of German Forces. After heavy fighting, American P-51 Mustangs helped them by bombing the German's and their Tiger Tanks, who then the surviving German troops retreated. At the end of the campaign, the 2nd Ranger Battalion reached the Rhine River. After the battle in the Rhine, Colonel Blake appears and asks Sgt. Randall whether he would like to be a Lieutenant. However, Randall points out that the company would be short of a Sergeant and suggests that Corporal Taylor should take his place.
- In some missions, Taylor is given a Springfield and an M1911, Jackson's preferred weapons in the movie.
- Taylor and his doings throughout the campaign are based on Leonard Lomell, an Army Ranger who fought in D-Day, the Battle of Hill 400, and the Rhine Crossings.
- Taylor is most likely a sniper or submachine gunner as in every mission he starts with either a Springfield or a Thompson (except for the mission "Rangers Lead the Way" where he starts with an M1 Garand and a Colt .45).