Truett Bullock - Pilot

Truett Bullock

Truett Bullock was born August 10, 1918. He grew up in Tylertown, Mississippi, where he graduated from the high school in 1936. He was an all-round athlete and lettered in several high school sports. He also rated high in scholastic work and in the music department of the school.

He entered Holmes County College at Goodman, in 1936. There he was an outstanding athlete in football and track.
Graduating from the college in the spring of 1939, he entered the University of Alabama the fall of the same year.

At the University of Alabama he was a member of the "A" Club and gained a southwide reputation as a track star. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and participated in many college activities, notably in the musical field and intra-mural sports.

He joined the Air Force while still a student at the University of Alabama. At the completion of his training in various army bases, he went overseas in May 1943. He flew from bases in England and Scotland until the time of his death. He had been scheduled to go home on furlough; then he learned of the need of a crew for this flight and volunteered to do it.

Captain Bullock had the following decorations: Purple Heart, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and theatre ribbons of the American defense and European Theatre.

Truett was not married and had no children. He is buried in the Tylertown cemetery in Mississippi.

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