Talbot, John Mayo, Brig Gen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
9416-General Surgeon
Last AFSC Group
Medical Professional
Primary Unit
1969-1971, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Service Years
1939 - 1973
Officer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Contact Info
Home Town
Sebastopol, CA
Last Address
Portland, OR

Date of Passing
Jul 06, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec: 54, Site: 5141

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired Headquarters Command, USAF

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
AF216Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
  1973, Air Force Association (AFA), AF216 (Paymaster) (Portland, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1973, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Soldier's Medal
Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Soldier's Medal to Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), [then Captain] John M. Talbot, United States Army, for heroism at the risk of life not involving conflict with an armed enemy in extricating an enlisted man from an overturned airplane on 9 December 1940, at Clear Lake, California. When an OA-9 airplane in which Colonel Talbot was on duty as flight surgeon went out of control, crashed, and overturned in the lake about one and one-half miles from shore, Colonel Talbot, finding himself in an upside down position suspended by his safety belt, observed that a man was lying unconscious below him crosswise of the fuselage and in grave danger of drowning. With utter disregard for his safety, in the face of in-rushing water and imminent sinking of the airplane, Colonel Talbot immediately unfastened his safety belt, removed the unconscious man from the submerged cabin, and brought him to the surface of the water, undoubtedly saving his life. Although suffering from immersion and shock, with great presence of mind Colonel Talbot clambered about administering first aid to the badly wounded crew members. Fearing immediate sinking of the airplane, he then attempted to brave the cold water and swim ashore for help, but becoming exhausted, was forced to return to the airplane.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 58 (August 30, 1948)

Action Date: December 9, 1940

Service: Army

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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Flight Surgeon (Chief)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Air ForceVIII Fighter CommandAir Research and Development CommandMedical Units
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1943-1945, 8th Air Force
  1943-1945, VIII Fighter Command
  1951-1956, Headquarters, Air Research and Development Command
  1956-1959, 7112th Central Medical Group
  1956-1959, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1962-1963, Aerospace Medical Division, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  1963-1967, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1969-1971, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of OregonCommand and General Staff CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
  1931-1938, University of Oregon
  1942-1943, Command and General Staff College
  1947-1948, University of California, Berkeley
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