Veterans' Memorial Project

Lorne F. Bulpitt Jr.

Taylorville, IL

World War II

College: Applied Life Studies

Graduation Year: Attended 1929

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 07/26/1909

Date of Death: 03/24/1945

Affiliations: Beta Theta Pi; Freshman Varsity Football

Lt. Bulpitt served with the 311th Troop Carrier Squadron as a glider pilot. He was killed during the conduct of Operation VARSITY while flying a WACO combat glider, CG-4A, #43-27424. Lt. Bulpitt is buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Plot D Row 1 Grave 20. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

– submitted by Glenn Stover with additional information taken from Web site above and University records

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