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Major Gilbert F Talbot, left, [Clackamas, Oregon], a pilot in the 354th fighter-bomber group, and M/Sgt Joseph Scruggs, [Odessa, Texas], an armorer, examine the 500 pound bomb slung under a wing of the Major's Republic P-47 Thunderbolt at a 9th Air Force front line field. France. 22 Jan 45.



  • 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


  • Gilbert Talbot

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander
    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


Date Contributor Update
26 July 2015 12:35:11 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2015 12:30:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations