Squadron Leader Terence Malcolm Bulloch, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar

Second World War

Bulloch, was born in Lisburn, County Antrim on 19 February 1916. He joined the RAF in 1936, trained as a pilot and navigator before joining Coastal Command where he flew Anson’s, Hudson’s and Liberators.

Bulloch was the highest scoring pilot in Coastal Command and known for his flying skills, innovative tactics and excellent eyesight. Operating in Coastal Command, Bulloch and his crews shot down two German seaplanes sank three German U-Boats and severely damaged several others.

Did you know…? U-boat is an abbreviation of the German word ‘Unterseeboot’ meaning ‘submarine’ or ‘under the sea boat’.

Bulloch sank a U-Boat in mid-Atlantic on 12 October 1942 when he was flying a Liberator of the 120 Squadron detachment from Iceland.

On 8 December 1942, during a convoy escort, he sank a U- Boat, attacked another with two remaining depth charges and, he and his crew attacked five more with cannon and machine gun fire.

His third U- Boat, was sunk in the Bay of Biscay on 8 July 1943 when he was flying a Liberator of 224 Squadron from St Eval in Cornwall.

Bulloch’s Pilot’s Log Book recorded 350 operational missions, 4568 flying hours including 2059 hours on operations.

Bulloch died on 12 November 2014.