1st Lt. Guy B. Tallent






1st Lt. Guy B. Tallent

Nov. 18, 1915 – Mar. 14, 1944

Sunset Cem., Monroe Co., Tn

U.S. Army Air Corps


First Lieutenant Guy B. Tallent is killed in an airplane accident

Word was received here on Tuesday by Mr. and Mrs. Sam M. Tallent that their son, First Lt. Guy B. Tallent, of the Army Air Corps, had been killed in an airplane accident at Malden Army Air Field, Malden, Mo. where he was in service as an instructor.

Buy was 28 years of age. He was a graduate of Madisonville High School, Hiwassee College and the University of Tennessee.  He had received training at Maxwell Field, Al, and received his wings at Napier Field in April, 1943.

From reports, Lt. Tallent was up in a ‘plane teaching an aviation cadet named McMasters, from Memphis, the principles of Army flying when the accident occurred.  Cadet McMasters was also killed.  The direct cause of the accident is not known.

Guy had many friends here who receive the sad news of his untimely death with sincere grief.  He is survived by his parents; four sisters, Mrs. T.O. Burleson and Mrs. Glen M. Swanson, Knoxville; Mrs. Aubrey Kyker, Sweetwater, and Mrs. Avery McCuistion of South Pittsburg; four brothers, Virgil Tallent, Madisonville; W.R. Tallent, Selma, Al; Charles R. of Dothan, Al, and A.C.K. Eugene Tallent of Shaw Field, Sumter, S.C.

The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of many friends.


U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946


Guy B Tallant

Birth Year:



White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country:


State of Residence:


County or City:




Enlistment Date:

10 Sep 1940

Enlistment State:


Enlistment City:

Fort Oglethorpe


Air Corps

Branch Code:

Air Corps

Grade Code:

Aviation Cadet

Term of Enlistment:

Enlistment for the Philippine Department


Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)


Civil Life




2 years of college

Civil Occupation:

Retail managers

Marital Status:

Single, without dependents






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