Gerald P. Pulley (October 25, 1922 – March 31, 2011) was an American photographer noted for his work with the United States Navy.
Pulley’s Navy career included serving under Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, during the U.S. classified South Seas exploration aboard the USS Concord from September 5, 1943 through November 24, 1943,
serving in China aboard the USS Princeton as part of the last official task force to close out the military activities in that area, various missions during World War II
, Korean War and Vietnam War, and serving as the Officer in Charge of the Fleet Air Photographic Laboratory in Jacksonville, Florida, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Pulley also served as the Military White House Photographer to President Harry S. Truman following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the famous “Whistlestop” tour of 1948, Pulley followed the President’s campaign, covering 32,000 miles in 33 days. Following Truman’s reelection, Pulley left his position with the White House but returned in January 1952 to document the meeting between President Truman and Prime Minister Winston Churchill aboard the USS Williamsburg. His “Oral History Interview” can be viewed through the Harry S. Truman Library website.