Notes: After Wally died in 1999, Laurie contacted Will Lundy, who runs the 44th Bomb Group Database because the publication put out by the group indicated the incorrect number of missions Wally flew. Will Lundy responded with a list of 28 missions Wally flew, according to the database. In this initial communication, Lundy asks for more information about Wally’s service to determine if his missions were flown elsewhere. (It was later determined that Wally’s last name was spelled incorrectly for the 14 other missions he flew).
Notes: This is the second correspondence with Will Lundy and Laurie (Wally’s wife). Lundy was able to locate the missing missions for Wally Truslow and explained they were incorrectly recorded because Wally’s last name was spelled “Trullow” in the records. Lundy attached the crew list for each mission Wally flew, as Laurie was looking for evidence of Wally serving as a Navigator on his missions. While it appears Wally was trained as a Navigator, he served in myriad gunner positions, as well as a Togglier.
Notes: Laurie (Wally’s wife) got in contact with the 44th Bomb Group historian Will Lundy after Wally’s death because Glen (Wally’s son) wanted to find more information about his missions. Lundy provided the contact information for three of Wally’s crew members.
Notes: Morse supports Lundy in preserving the history of the 44th Bomb Group. This letter pertains to Laurie’s inquiry about Wally’s service.