Fuller Family

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Record 334/959
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of the Fuller Family.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1942
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Group image of the Fuller family. At left is Earl Brice Fuller, United States Navy (home on leave), center is their mother, Theresa Fuller, and at right is Douglas Fuller, who has just graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Taken in June 1942.
Earl Brice Fuller was born in Oshkosh, WI the son of Earl E. and Theresa Fuller. He graduated from Oshkosh High School and attended the Oshkosh State Teachers College. He enlisted in the US Navy on February 26, 1940 and received his basic training at Great Lakes and radio school in San Diego. He was first assigned to the cruiser USS Savannah. He served on board the destroyer USS Murphy in the North African Campaign. He returned to Oshkosh on furlough and was later assigned to the carrier USS Belleau Wood in the Pacific. He became a radio operator/gunner on Navy dive bombers. He was listed as missing in action on December 27, 1943 while returning from Sydney, Australia on a transport plane. It was later determined that the plane crashed north west of New Caledonia, killing all seventeen on board. The Cook-Fuller Post of the American Legion in Oshkosh was named in his honor in 1947.
Object ID P2005.20.112
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Fuller, Earl Brice
Fuller, Douglas
Fuller, Theresa
Place Great Lakes, IL
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War II
Pacific Theater of Operations
United States Navy
Title Fuller Family
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