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Incident Name: A fire east of San Luis Obispo, near Pozo CA
Date: September 8, 1958
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age:
Agency/Organization: US Forest Service
Position: aerial firefighters, pilots

Summary:

Arnel Talbot, pilot, age 28
Stuart Kolgour, copilot, age 38

Arnel J Talbot Jr., pilot, and Stuart A Kilgour, under contract with the US Forest Service, were killed on September 8, 1958 in a PBY air tanker crash near Pozo (east of San Luis Obispo) while flying to put out fire.

photo credits: J. Foster

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Contributors to this article: photos of PBY: J. Foster, John Miller, Airtanker Pilots Memorial

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