Reuben Edward Tallant was the son of Fredrick Alexander Tallent and Quinnie Caroline Turner. He died non battle in Independence, Arkansas.
Kingsport News, 2 July 1943
Batesville, Ark. – Aviation Cadet Reuben E. Tallant, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A. Tallant, Clinton, Tenn., was killed instantly Thursday when his plane crashed near Newark, Ark.
Officials at the Newport army air base said the plane crashed on a routine training flight.
Witnesses of the crash said Cadet Tallant attempted to jump from the falling plane but the shrouds of his parachute caught on the fuselage and he was pulled to his death as the craft hurtled to the ground.