Peter Stekel

Late Madison flyer 'Bud' Truax is honored with forthcoming book

Eighty years after the U.S. Army Air Force lieutenant was killed in a WWII training exercise, a forthcoming book will introduce a new generation to the Madison native for which the Dane County Regional Airport's Truax Field was named.

On Nov. 2, 1941 — 80 years ago last week — Truax, a lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Force, died when the P-40 aircraft he was flying crashed.