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Robert E Fuller

Military

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, blown out of the plane when it exploded and was the only crew member to survive. 8-Apr-45. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13881.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Cassidy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

  • James Houtchens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Ralph Leffelman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (2 OLC), PH.

  • Woodrow Lien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. ...

  • Francis McCarthy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Wylie McNatt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: PH.

  • LeMoyne Miller

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Richard Proudfit

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, killed in explosion or crash Nr Stendahl 8-Apr-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13881. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107027 'Anne' aka 'The Bloody Bucket' aka 'Hikin' For Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; ...

  • 42-31333 'Wee Willie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Memphis 9/11/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 20/12/43; Missing in Action 129m Stendahl 8/4/45 with 1Lt Robert E Fuller (POW), 2Lt Woodrow A Lien, T/Sgt Francis McCarthy, S/Sgt Richard D...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles County, CA, USA 16 October 1919
Enlisted McArthur, CA, USA 11 October 1940

Fort MacArthur
San Pedro
California

Lived in Hollywood, California, USA 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1944 – 8 April 1945

Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 8 April 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Shot down / Bailed out Stendal, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany 8 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Stendahl, Germany in B-17G 'Wee Willie' 42-31333, blown out of the plane when it exploded and was the only crew member to survive. 8-Apr-45. POW. MACR 13881.

Died Hemet, CA, USA 12 October 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2020 04:19:19 timesawastin Changes to events
Sources

www.ancestry.com - previous data had Robert Fuller linked to the wrong person

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 15:40:28 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84948223_robert_e%20fuller/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/29433690
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130746037

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2017 11:31:00 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84948223_robert_e%20fuller/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/29433690
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=130746037

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13881 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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