LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Kenneth Rosslyn FULLER

Service No: 417632
Born: Burra SA, 17 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 June 1942
Unit: No. 61 Squadron (RAF), RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 61 Squadron Lancaster aircraft W4198), Germany, 26 November 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Melville Thomas Fuller and Gertrude Thelma Fuller, of Burra North, South Australia.
Roll of Honour: Burra SA
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster W4198 took off from RAF Skellingthorpe at 1735 hours on the night of 26/27th November 1943, detailed to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed on to the Borgermoor, south of Surwold, Germany, and all the crew members were killed

The crew members of W4198 were:

Sergeant Richard Claud Harold Cantin (13297376) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer Arthur James Douglas Eaves (156938) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Kenneth Rosslyn Fuller (417632) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant James Robertson (1607210) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Harold Lewis Sweet (1321457) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant James Alexander Weston (1293482) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer David Conway White (133725) (RAFVR) (Navigator)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/14/132

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