Born: 1923, Ipswich.

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

Avro Lancaster Mk II

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

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Sage War Cemetery,




Father: Stanley Daniel Fuller, born 1894, Ipswich.

Mother: Evelyn Ivy M. Tricker, born 1897, Ipswich.


In 1943, Ipswich, Leslie married Olive Mary Boar, born 1921, Ipswich.


3rd August 1943


Aircraft: 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.


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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