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Gilbert F Talbot


Ops Officer 355th FS
CO 355th FS
Flew 2 combat tours
5 Air Kills
Oregon Nat. Guard 249th Coastal Defense Artillery
Post WWII Owner Operator Clackmas Feed & Seed
Crew Chief SSgt Bob Kline



  • William Davis

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
    Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG 4 confirmed kills (2 1/2 FW-190s + 1 1/2 ME-109s) +1 probable + 6 damaged air-to-air. Lt Col USAF retired First pilot to fly 50 P-51 combat missions.....

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...


Event Location Date
Born California, USA 6 October 1916

California, USA, 1916.

Lived in Clackamas, OR, USA 1941

Clackamos, Oregon, USA.

Enlisted Portland Air National Guard Station, 6801 Northeast Cornfoot Road, Portland, OR 97218, USA 23 January 1942

23rd Jan 1942. Portland Airbase Oregon.

Operations Officer Lashenden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27, UK 19 October 1944 – 14 February 1945

Op's Officer 355th FS.

Commanded 355th FS Lashenden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27, UK 26 February 1945 – 31 May 1945

Promoted Major and took command of 355th Fighter Squadron.

Buried Portland, OR, USA April 1965

Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County

Died Multnomah County, OR, USA 21 April 1965

21st Apr 1965.


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