Hi! I'm Mara Truslow Storey. Thanks for stopping by.
I work in People Analytics, and Nashville, Tennessee is home.
I'm the granddaughter of Wallace B. Truslow, who flew 42 missions with the 44th BG during WWII. Wally never spoke of his war, and he took his service to the grave 20 years ago.
I've spent the last several years piecing it back together on a journey that's taken me around the world. In that first year learning about Wally, I wrote a book about his service called "Wings of Steel," which you can read here!
That research sparked the idea for a bigger project, one that used my business analytics skills to tell a new history of the 44th BG with big data. I took a 4-month sabbatical from work to build this interactive data dashboard, drawn from 1.5 million data points, telling the singular story and collective impact of the 5,000 airmen who flew with the 44th.
I'd love to hear from you and how you're connected to the 44th Bomb Group! You can reach me at email@example.com