LESLIE ERNEST FULLER

 

Born: 1923, Ipswich.

Died: 3rd August 1943; age: 20; Missing presumed killed as a result of flying battle.

Avro Lancaster Mk II

Residence: 74, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Sergeant/Navigator/Bomber; Service Number: 1333900.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

4.D.3.

Sage War Cemetery,

Niedersachsen,

Germany.

 

Father: Stanley Daniel Fuller, born June 1894, Ipswich. A Club Steward.

Mother: Evelyn Ivy M. Fuller (nee Tricker), born January 1897, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

Leslie was living with his parents & brother at their family home – 74, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Stanley, a Club Steward.

Evelyn, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Spencer Stanley Fuller, born August 1921, Ipswich.

 

In 1943, Ipswich, Leslie married Olive Mary Boar, born May 1921, Ipswich, of 67, Dover Road, Ipswich. A Motor Engineer’s Clerk.

 

3rd August 1943

 

Aircraft: Avro Lancaster II; serial number: DS 673; code: KOV. The aircraft took off from R.A.F East Wretham, Norfolk at 23:50 on a bombing mission to Hamburg, Germany. Aircraft reported missing.

Crew:

Robert William Bennett; Sergeant/Pilot; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

William Henry Hodges; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

Herbert Alfred Sparrow; Sergeant/Bomb Aimer; R.A.F.V.R.

Dudley Herbert Read; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Dudley William Bellamy; Flight Sergeant/Mid Upper Gunner; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Eckert Schlegel; Flight Sergeant/Rear Gunner; age 22; R.C.A.F.

 

Leslie Fuller, Robert Bennett, William Hodges & Dudley Bellamy were laid to rest at Sage War Cemetery. Kenneth Schlegel, Dudley Read & Herbert Sparrow were laid to rest at Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

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