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Ralph Wrigley Fulton

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  • Bruce Fulton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 86th Fighter Group
    His twin brother Ralph Wrigley Fulton was a fighter pilot with the 81st Fighter Group. He was KIA in March 1943

Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 81st Fighter Group
  • 93rd Fighter Squadron

    93rd Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The squadron was activated in early 1942[1] under III Fighter Command in North Carolina. It trained initially with Bell P-39 Airacobras, it was then re-equipped with Lockheed P-38 Lightnings.[1] ...

Associated Place

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Event Location Date
Born Erlanger, Kentucky 7 March 1919
Lived in Georgetown, Kentucky 16 October 1940

Lived in the Kappa Alpha house while attending Georgetown College

Enlisted Fort Thomas, Kentucky 10 July 1941
Died Tunisia 25 March 1943

Ralph Wrigley Fulton and his Twin Brother, Bruce Wrigley Fulton, were born on 07 Mar 1919, in Kenton County, Kentucky, the Twin Sons of Blaine and Hannah (nee Wrigley) Fulton. After Graduating from High School and Completing four years of College, Ralph entered the Service, with the U.S. Army Air Corps on 10 July 1941, at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky. He became a Fighter Pilot, Serving with the U. S. Army Air Corps, 12 th Air Force, 81st Fighter Group, 93rd Fighter Squadron, flying P-39 Airacobra Aircraft, and was stationed in the MTO during WW II. Ralph W. Fulton attained the Rank of 1st Lieutenant. On 25 March 1943, Ralph Wrigley Fulton was Killed In Action Over or Near Tunisia, North Africa. The details of the Mission are Not Known at this Time. His remains were brought back to Erlanger, Kenton County, KY, and He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Erlanger, Kenton County, KY.

Ralph was survived by his Wife, Joyce (Nee Thomas) Fulton, (Children UNKNOWN), His Parents, Blaine and Hannah Wrigley Fulton, His sisters, Mrs. Edwin C. (Cora Mae Fulton) Gibson; Mrs. Kermit E. (Ruth Virginia Fulton) York; and Mrs. (Anna Lois Fulton) Faulkner; and By His Twin Brother, 1st Lt. Bruce W. Fulton, stationed in the MTO, with the
U. S. Army Air Corps, 12th Air Force, 86th Fighter Group, 527th Fighter Squadron.

The VFW, Post 6423 in Elsmere, Kenton County Kentucky was Named in Ralph's Honor

Buried Erlanger, Kentucky 5 March 1949

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Plot
Section A

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 03:10:38 466thHistorian Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
10 January 2021 03:07:50 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
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