The Airmen's Stories - P/O A A G Trueman
Alec Albert Gray Trueman was born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada in 1914. He joined the RAF on a short service commission in March 1938. After completing his training at 6 FTS Netheravon he served in Bomber Command as a pilot.
In May 1940 Trueman was with 144 Squadron at Hemswell. On the 27th the back of his Hampden, L4135, broke as he was taxying with a full bomb load on a training exercise. The crew were uninjured.
Trueman volunteered to serve in Fighter Command and arrived at 6 OTU Sutton Bridge on 24th June 1940 to convert to Hurricanes. He was then posted to 253 Squadron at Turnhouse on 20th July. He damaged a Me109 on 2nd September.
Trueman was shot down and killed in combat over Kenley on 4th September. His Hurricane, V6638, crashed in Tudor Close, Banstead.
He was 26 and is buried in St. Luke's churchyard, Whyteleafe, Surrey.