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Birth:
07 Mar 1919 1
Kenton County, KY, USA 1
Death:
19 Mar 2009 2
19 Mar 2009 3
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky, USA 2
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Also known as:
TWINS, Ralph & Bruce 4
Full Name:
Bruce Fulton 3
Birth:
07 Mar 1919 1
Kenton County, KY, USA 1
Male 1
Birth:
07 Mar 1919 3
Death:
19 Mar 2009 2
19 Mar 2009 3
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky, USA 2
Residence:
Last Residence: Carmel, IN 3
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Mother: Hannah (Nee Wrigley) Fulton 1
Father: Blaine Fulton 1
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Card Issued: Unknown Code (PE) 3

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Lt. Bruce W. Fulton, POW (Shot-down 10 Dec.'44)

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Lt Bruce W Fulton, Fighter Pilot /Nwespaper Article (1 of 3)
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WW II  86th Fighter Group, Lt Bruce W Fulton was on a Combat Mission in his Fighter, with the 527th Fighter Squadron.  Lt Fulton flew through an explosion of ammunition that Lt Fulton shot at,  that caused his plane to catch fire, he was forced to bailed out of his ship,

12th Air Force, Mission "Brenner Pass" and his ship was about 25 miles S.W. of Brescis, Italy  10 December 1944

1st Lt Bruce Fulton, 86th FG, who was shot down  on Dec 10, 1944 and taken prisoner. He was a POW until the end of the war.

Lt Fulton Fighter - P-47  D-26RA Serial #42-28371

( Ralph W. Fulton, had a TWIN Brother), 1Lt. Bruce W. Fulton,
A Thunderbolt Pilot of the 86thFG; 527thFS

WW II 86th Fighter Group, Lt Bruce W Fulton was on a Combat Mission in his
Fighter, with the 527th Fighter Squadron. Lt Fulton flew through an
explosion of ammunition that Lt Fulton shot at, that caused his plane to catch
fire, he was forced to bailed out of his ship,12th Air Force, Mission "Brenner
Pass" and his ship was about 25 miles S.W. of Brescis, Italy 10 December
1944. 1st Lt Bruce Fulton, 86th FG, who was shot down on Dec 10, 1944 and
taken prisoner. He was a POW until the end of the war. Lt Fulton Fighter -
P-47 D-26RA Serial #42-28371

Bruce Wrigley Fulton, 90, of Wilmore, died Thursday 19 March, 2009 at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore.
He was a retired salesman from Georgia Pacific Lumber, an Army veteran
and a member of Erlanger United Methodist Church and Erlanger Lions Club.

His wife, Sylvia I. Morgan Fulton, preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Bruce Morgan Fulton of Indianapolis; a daughter,
Donna Gail Perkins of Richmond; a sister, Anna Lois Faulkner of Cincinnati;
three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lt Bruce Fulton, Fighter Pilot, 86th FG

Italy

World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
Name: Bruce W Fulton   
OFFICER'S Service # : O&707595  
Report Date: 10 Dec 1944
Latest Report Date: 10 Jun 1946   
Grade: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide  
Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Ensign  
Service Branch: Army  
Arm or Service: Air Corps  
Arm or Service: Air Corps  
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps  
Organization Type: Single-Engine Fighter Group  
Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System  
Area Served: North African Theatre: Italy  
Detaining Country: Germany  
Camp: 032  Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated  
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.   

Find the Thunderbolt P-47 and three browning

Brandico (Brescia) - Italy

Air Crash Po

 

in Italy the association ACPO(http://www.acpo.it/ ) had find the motor and three browning of his airplane P-47 thunderbolt D26RA - Serial N° 42-28371 that crash in Italy in Brandico town (Brescia) the 10th december 1944.

 

Bruce Wrigley Fulton

Erlanger, Kenton County, KY

Bruce Wrigley Fulton and his Twin Brother, Ralph 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 two years of College, Bruce entered the Service, with the U.S. Army Air Corps on 07 March 1941, at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky.  
He received his flight training at San Antonio, Texas and Coffeyville, Kansas.  He became a Fighter Pilot of P-47 Aircraft with the 12th Air Force, 86th Fighter Group, 527th Fighter Squadron, stationed in the MTO during WW II.  He attained the Rank of 1st Lieutenant.  He had been Overseas for about one year when On 10 December 1944, during a Bombing Mission over the Brenner Pass, about 25 miles S.W. of Brescis, Italy,  1st Lt. Bruce W. Fulton's plane was hit by Enemy Anti-Aircraft Fire, causing severe damage that caught the plane on fire, forcing 1st Lt. Fulton to bail out.  While the plane crashed to the ground, 1Lt. Fulton sucessfully parachuted safely, but was immediately Captured By the Enemy, and held as a German Prisoner Of War.  He was sent to Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12.  After more than 14 Months of imprisonment, He was Liberated By Advancing American Troops in Late May of 1945, and By June of 1945, Bruce was in France, awaiting transport home to the U.S.

Bruce Fulton Married Sylvia Irene (nee Morgan), on 14 February 1948 in Oldham County, Kentucky.  Bruce and Sylvia had two children, a son and a daughter.  Bruce became a Salesman with the Georgia Pacific Lumber Company.  He was an active member of his Church, the Erlanger United Methodist Church and of the Erlanger Lions Club.

Bruce Wrigley Fulton, passed away on Thursday, 19 March 2009, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky, at the age of 90, having been preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Irene Morgan Fulton, on 23 August 1985.


He was also preceded in death by his Parents, Twin Brother, 1st Lt. Ralph W. Fulton who was Killed In Action on 25 March 1943, and By his Sister, Ruth Virginia Fulton York on 09 Aug 2007.  BOTH Siblings are buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  He was also preceded in death by his Sister, Mrs. Edwin C. (Cora Mae) Gibson on 16 August 2001.

Bruce is Survived by his two children, three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild; and by his Little Sister, Anna Lois Fulton Faulkner.

At about the same time of Bruce's passing, a group of Italian Researchers for the National Archive of Cremona, Italy dicovered the Crash Site of Bruce's WW II P-47 and positively Identified it as his plane from the serial numbers on pieces and parts of the plane which were still intact.  It is their goal to:

1) To write the history of the air attacks accomplished by the Allied Air Forces over the Department of Cremona, from July 1944 to April 1945.
2) To reconstruct the true history of each plane which crashed in the same zone, during the war - They are 22:
3) Three villages in the Department of Cremona are planning the construction of memorial stones dedicated to Allied airmen who lost their lives during the war.

Bruce W. Fulton was buried on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Erlanger, Kenton County, KY
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park
3227 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018-1853
(859) 341-7172
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January 03, 1920 census/Kenton Co. KENTUCKY/Erlanger/roll 584/ED-138/page 178b/sheet 3b
INDEXED as SULTON
Family#: 57-60
Blaine Fulton/36/Married/PAx3/Merchant/Retail Lumber
Hannah/wife/31/Married/PAx3
Cory/daughter/6/KY/PAx2
Ruth/daughter/3yrs-8months/KY/PAx2
Ralph/son/9months/KY/PAx2
Bruce/son/9months/KY/PAx2

Living at 31 Erlanger Road
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April 07, 1930 census/Kenton Co. KENTUCKY/Erlanger/roll 762/ED-52/page 205a/sheet 8a
Family#: 180-191
Blaine Fulton/46/1st married at 28/Proprietor/lumber yard/PAx3
Hanna/wife/42/1st married at 23/PAx3
Cora M./daughter/17/single/KY/PAx2
Ruth V./daughter/13/KY/PAx2
Ralph W./son/11/KY/PAx2
Bruce W./son/11/KY/PAx2
Anna L./daughter/5/KY/PAx2

Living at 201 Erlanger Road
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Bruce (and TWIN Ralph) W Fulton

Italy

How "Sr Air Crew Patti" got the photo's of the TWINS, while they were not in the yearbook, they were in the photo's lining the hallways of the High-school :)

 They Graduated from Lloyd Memorial High School in 1937.

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 of P-39 Airacobra Aircraft, with the 12th Air Force, 81st Fighter
Group, 93rd Fighter Squadron, and was stationed in the MTO during WW II.
He
attained the Rank of 1st Lieutenant.  On 25 March 1943, Ralph Wrigley
Fulton was
Killed In Action Over or Near Tunisia, North Africa. The deatils 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. The VFW, Post 6423 in Elsmere, Kenton
County Kentucky was Named in Ralph's Honor.

Bruce Wrigley Fulton and his Twin Brother, Ralph 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
two years of College, Bruce entered the Service, with the U.S. Army Air
Corps
on 07 March 1941, at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky.He received his
flight
training at San Antonio, Texas and Coffeyville, Kansas.  He became a
Fighter
Pilot of P-47 Aircraft with the 12th Air Force, 86th Fighter Group,
527th
Fighter Squadron, stationed in the MTO during WW II.  He attained the
Rank of
1st Lieutenant.  He had been Overseas for about one year when On 10
December 1944, during a Bombing Mission over the Brenner Pass, about 25
miles S.W.
of Brescis, Italy,  1st Lt. Bruce W. Fulton's plane was hit by Enemy
Anti-Aircraft Fire, causing severe damage that caught the plane on fire,
forcing
1st Lt. Fulton to bail out.  While the plane crashed to the ground, 1Lt.

Fulton sucessfully parachuted safely, but was immediately Captured By
the Enemy,
and held as a German Prisoner Of War.  He was sent to Stalag Luft 1
Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12.  After more than 14 Months of
imprisonment, He was
Liberated By Advancing American Troops in Late May of 1945, and By June
of
1945, Bruce was in France, awaiting transport home to the U.S.

Bruce Wrigley Fulton, passed away on Thursday, 19 March 2009, at
Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Ky,
at the age of 90.

At about the same time of Bruce's passing, a group of Italian
Researchers
for the National Archive of Cremona, Italy dicovered the Crash Site of
Bruce's WW II P-47 and positively Identified it as his plane from the
serial
numbers on pieces and parts of the plane which were still intact.  It is

their goal to:

1) To write the history of the air attacks accomplished by the Allied
Air
Forces over the Department of Cremona, from July 1944 to April 1945.
2) To reconstruct the true history of each plane which crashed in the
same
zone, during the war - They are 22:
3) Three villages in the Department of Cremona are planning the
construction of memorial stones dedicated to Allied airmen who lost
their lives during
the war.

They would like to have a Photo of Lt. Bruce Fulton to ADD to their
story
for THEIR Archives.

Bruce W. Fulton was buried on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM at
Forest
Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Erlanger, Kenton County, KY.

IF you have a copy of the 1937 yearbook & can find the Photos of Bruce &

Ralph Fulton, would you PLEASE scan them and e-mail them to me?  I will
make sure they get to the Italian Researchers.

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