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World War II 1
Army Air Forces 2
Army 1
Captain 2
06 Jan 1915 2
30 Jun 2003 2
Panama City, Florida 2

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Full Name:
Arthur Floyd Titus 2
Arthur F Titus 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
06 Jan 1915 2
Male 2
1915 1
Florida 1
30 Jun 2003 2
Panama City, Florida 2
Burial Place: Lynn Haven, Florida - Lynn Haven Cemetery 2
Place: Bay County, Florida 1
Mother: Irene Van Kleeck 2
Father: Israel Floyd Titus 2
Orma Alene Turner 2
1942 2
Gainesville, Florida 2
Spouse Death Date: 03 Nov 1998 2

World War II 1

Army Air Forces 2
Army 1
Captain 2
Enlistment Date:
05 Nov 1941 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
14058090 1
Enlistment Place:
Jacksonville Florida 1
Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters 2
Distinguished Flying Cross 2
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Actors and actresses 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Military Service:
U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II 2
Source Information:
Box Number: 0152 1
Film Reel Number: 2.9 1

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Obituary of Arthur Floyd Titus

Panama City, Florida

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Arthur Floyd "Bud" Titus, Sr., of Panama City, died June 30, 2003, in a local nursing home. He was a lifelong resident of Panama City and was a 1933 graduate of Bay High School. He was the owner and operator of Moon Jewelry Company and a member of Palo Alto Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he successfully completed 25 flying missions over Europe, earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Orma Titus and a son, Arthur Floyd Titus Jr. He is survived by a son, Roy Titus and wife, Pat, of Fairhope, Ala.; daughter, Kay Tally and husband, Burton, of Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Brenna Tally, Meghan Tally, Trey Tally, all of Nashville, Jessica Titus, Jacob Titus of Panama City, Janie McGuire of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Julie Rudolph and husband, Mark, of Huntsville, Ala.; and a great-granddaughter, Caroline Jane Rudolph. Graveside services will be held today at 3 p.m. in Lynn Haven Cemetery with military honors conducted at the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2:30 p.m. today.

News Articles about Floyd Titus from the Panama City News-Herald


Sunday, August 2, 1942, page 5

Wins Promotion

Lieut. Arthur F. (Bud) Titus graduated from the U. S. Flying school at Mather Field, California, July 25th, and received his 'Silver Wings' and commission as lieutenant in the U. S. Flying Forces. Arthur was born in Lynn Haven and graduated from the Lynn Haven schools, Bay High school, the University of Florida and was an officer of the National Guard of Florida. His mother, Mrs. Irene Titus recently visited him at Mather Field.


Friday, August 28, 1942, page 5


Lieut. Arthur F. Titus of the A. A. Force visited his mother Mrs. Irene Titus and boyhood friends Thursday and was called back that day. He graduated from Mather Field Calif. July 26 and received his Silver Wings. He flew from the West Coast to Elgin Field.


Monday, December 20, 1943, page 3

Now A Captain

Arthur F. Titus, son of Irene Titus of Lynn Haven and Panama City, who is stationed "somewhere in England," has recently been promoted to the rank of Captain in the U. S. Army Air Forces.

Captain Titus, a graduate of Bay County High School, attended the University of Florida and went from there into the Air Forces before Pearl Harbor. He has been overseas since March, 1942.

Young Titus, nephew of the late Roy Van Kleeck of this city, is now a navigator on a bomber.

His wife, the former Miss Orma Turner of Gainesville, Fla., is now making her home in Gainesville. They have a seven-weeks-old son Arthur F. Titus, Jr., whom Captain Titus has never seen. Captain Titus and Miss Turner were married about a year ago in Gainesville.


Sunday, July 16, 1950, page 24

Meets Tri-Monthly

14 Panama City Men Members of Volunteer Air Reserve Group

Fourteen Panama City men are active members of the 9889th Volunteer Air Reserve Training Squadron commanded by Lt. Col. Joseph I. Mathis which meets tri-monthly at the Army Air Force Recruiting Station here.


... Capt. Arthur F. Titus, son of Mrs. Irene Titus of Lynn Haven, and husband of the former Orma A. Turner of Gainesville, is owner of a jewelry company, served 12 months with the 8th AF in England, attended the University of Florida at Gainesville. ...

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