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Walter Bullock
Early Bird Meeting, 1976.
  1927
Captain Bullock was one of the first pilots to join the Northwest Airways, the forerunner of Minnesotas giant Northwest Airlines. He commanded every aircraft the airline operated from 1927 to 1960, from single engine fabric covered airmail biplanes to the ocean spanning four-engined airliners.
From the film Tribute to Capt. Walter Bullock
"Pioneer Minnesota Airman"
1943
SELECTION FROM WALTER LEE'S LOURNAL

I finally took off for the Pacific on one of Pan Ams China Clippers. I transferred to a Pan Am Navy PB2Y at Honolulu and flew to Espiritu Santos.
     There I met an old friend, "Hoss"Bullock (Marine Major) pilot, who was flying north in a DC 3 or C 47 next day and asked me to ride with him. We landed at Guadalcanal and I reported in. I found that CASU 9's skipper had recovered from a sickness, so I was assigned to CASU 19 at Sega? Point. Bullock flew me there and went on to Munda.
1987
TRIBUTE TO CAPT. WALTER BULLOCK
"Pioneer Minnesota Airman"
Walter R. Bullock was born at Buffalo, New York, August 5th, 1899 where he attended grade school. He left Buffalo about 1908 and went with his family to Texas and then to Minneapolis, Minnesota, arriving there in the fall of 1911.
     He enrolled for flight instruction at the Curtiss Flying School at Newport News, Virginia in the fall of 1916. Several well-known instructors were employed there, including Victor Carlstrom, Bert Acosta, Stewart Cogswell, Victor Vernon and Walter Lees.
     Bullock flew tests for pilot license on November 21st, 1916 using a 90 H.P. OX-powered Jennie school plane, and obtained his F.A.I. aviator certificate No. 630, dated November 29th.
This from the EARLY BIRDS OF AVIATION "CHIRP", March, 1987

 
 
WALTER BULLOCK ON THE AEROFILES WEBSITE
You will find a brief reference to Walter
on the AEROFILES website.
You can access that reference by clicking on:
Walter Bullock
and using the "Find" function on "Bullock"
 

 
 
AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL
Walter was involved in the formation of the
Air LIne Pilots Association in 1930.
He was fired for his union organizing activities.
You can read the whole story by clicking on:
Walter Bullock
and using the "Find" function on "Bullock"
 

 
 
EARLY BIRD MEETING, WISCONSIN, 1969
You will find the story of the meeting
by clicking on:
Walter Bullock
 

 
 
 
 
Walter Bullock died in 1986
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993

 
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

 
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