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Leigh Wesley Fuller

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Trowbridge

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6198 'Dollar 98'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; severely damaged over Graz, Austria 1/1/44 with Tom Rybovich, Co-pilot: Pat Farwell, Navigator: Don Maine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Staup, Radio...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Middletown, NY 11 June 1925

Son of Clifford and Florence[Gray] Fuller.

Enlisted New York City, NY 18 August 1943
Based Amendola Airfield 1944 – 21 February 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Papa, Hungary 21 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 POW MACR 12461.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 21 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Amsterdam, NY 3 December 2013
Buried Gerald B. Soloman Saratoga National Cemetery, NY 9 December 2013

Gerald B. Soloman Saratoga National Cemetery,
Schuylerville, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 13:25:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28716747
https://www.fold3.com/record/640745472-leigh-w-fuller
https://www.fold3.com/record/91354047-leigh-w-fuller
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121576685/leigh-wesley-fuller

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