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Martha L. (Smith) Bullock Collection

Identifier: 2003-09-08
The Martha L. (Smith) Bullock Collection is a small collection of items associated with Bullock's time as a Women Air Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. The collection includes one folder of photographs and one folder of textual materials. The photographs, all black-and-white, are comprised of four (4) portraits of Bullock with planes and one image of a B-26 in flight over Dodge City, Kansas. The textual items include clippings documenting her flying career after World War II, certification of her veteran status, and her Emblem of Civilian Service.


  • 1944-1984


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 letter size folders)

Biographical Note

Martha L. Smith Bullock (1919-1972) was a pilot and member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II.

Martha L. Smith Bulloch was born in January 1919 to Myrtle J. Smith. Circa 1942, she joined the WASP program and was a member of class 43-W-6. After training, she was assigned to the Dodge City Army Airfield (Kansas) and the Laredo Army Air Base (Texas) during the war. During this time she flew numerous aircraft during her missions, including:
  • Martin (Glenn L.) B-26 Marauder
  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator
  • Lockheed AT-18 Hudson
  • Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Fairchild PT-19
  • Vultee BT-15 Valiant
  • North American AT-6 Texan
  • Cessna AT-17 (T-17, Bobcat, Cessna T-50)

After the war, Bullock continued to fly and served as a ground and flight instructor in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a member of the Airplane Owners and Pilot Association, the National Association of Flight Instructors, and an honorary member of Atlanta's Flying Rebels. Martha L. Smith Buloock died September 4, 1972.

Biography derived from collection materials and


No further accruals are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Materials from this collection have been digitized and are available at The Museum of Flight Digital Collections.

Related Materials at Other Institutions

Additional materials relating to WASPs, including Martha L. Smith Bullock, is available at Texas Woman's University, Women's Collection in the Woman Air Service Pilot Digital Archive at

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are in Objects storage:
  • WASP uniform jacket
  • WASP uniform necktie
  • WASP uniform hat
  • Seven (7) World War II-era military pins
  • Four (4) World War II-era medals
  • One (1) WASP magnet
  • Title
    A Guide to the Martha L. (Smith) Bullock Collection
    Completed - Level 3
    L. Zaborowski, N. Davis
    2018, 2020
    Description rules
    Language of description
    Edition statement
    3rd Edition

    Revision Statements

    • September 2018: Revised to correct information and align with new standards and DACS.
    • November 2018: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace.
    • June 2020: Expanded bio note, added related materials, updated related agents.

    Repository Details

    Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

    9404 East Marginal Way South
    Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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