WORLD WAR II
Earl Brice Fuller

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Collection Jean Allard Fuller
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Earl Brice Fuller.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view image of Earl Brice Fuller wearing a Navy flight jacket, helmet and goggles.
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 P2002.23.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Fuller, Earl Brice
Print size 6" x 8"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
World War II
Sailors
United States Navy
Bombers
Flight crews
Casualties
Title Earl Brice Fuller
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