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Personnel

Lt Col

Magee C. FULLER

Army Serial Number: O-1699245
Assigned to the 100th Bombardment Group
Location:
Unit: 349th Bombardment Squadron
Rank:
Position: Pilot/Command Pilot Position
Beginning Date of 100th Service: Unknown
Time of Service at Thorpe Abbotts: Unknown - Unknown

Additional 100th Service Notes

Status: POW
MACR: 07414
CR: 07414
Comments: 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG/ 418TH CO (RCAF PILOT)

Media Articles

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Media ItemTypePageVolume/IssueBroadcast SourceTimeDescriptionFile
Magee Fuller dispatch articlePrintIndependent March 5 194412:00 am
Magee Fuller recalls March 4 1944 bombing of BerlinPrintThe Republican Jan 29 195912:00 am

Comments and Notes

Memo 1:
CREW
LT COL MAGEE C. FULLER
ORGINAL 100TH PILOT

CREW #7 349th Squadron A/C #42-30042 MACR #1020

AFTER A FEW MISSIONS, MAGEE FULLER WAS MADE OPERATIONS OFFICER OF THE 349TH AND WAS LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE 418TH WHERE HE BECAME THE SQUADRON COMMANDER. MAGEE APPEARS TO BE THE LAST ORGINAL AIRCREW OF THE 100TH TO BE LOST TO ENEMY ACTION.

1ST LT MAGEE C. FULLER P: POW, 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT WINTON MacCARTER CP: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT HAROLD L. WEACHTER NAV: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
2ND LT GEORGE H. ZIEGLER BOM: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
T/SGT JACK C. ROGERS TTE: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT ROBERT W. SANDY ROG: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT ALEXANDER F. SAWICKI BTG: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT COSIMO A. DeMONICA WG: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT RAYMOND J. MANLEY TG: POW, 10 OCT 43 MUNSTER
S/SGT GEORGE W. EASTERWED WG: GROUNDED IN JULY 1943

349th Sqdn. Original Crew #7 A/C #42-30042 MACR #1020.
On 10 Oct 43 (Munster) Winton MacCarter had already became the 1st pilot for the crew and Lt Dan Barna took over as CP. MacCarter was flying in 42-30090 XR-B "El P'sstofo" on October 10, 1943. Fuller later became the 418th Commanding Officer. He went down with the F. C. Kincannon crew at Merseburg 20 Jul 44. Magee became the last original 100th airmen to become a POW. SEE BELOW

After a few missions Magee Fuller was made Operations Officer of the 349th - Later transferred to the 418th as Commanding Officer. Of the 418th Sqdn.

In a letter of 30 Jan 1979 to Jim Brown, Hal Weachter relates details of the 10 Oct 43 Munster mission:

"Our plane was hit in the wing behind the #3 engine after being hit by a rocket launched by a ME-109. It blew a large hole in the wing and started a fire. We could not get the fire out by side slipping, so we all bailed out. All of us landed safely with Dan Barna, Alexander Sawicki, and I each broke an ankle. We were rounded up and put in jail at an airfield overnight. The next day Barna, Sawicki and I were taken to a POW hospital near Dusseldorf. The gunners went to Stalag #4, I believe MacCarter and Ziegler to Stalag #3. Barna, Sawicki and I along with some others who were in the hospital were sent (19 Nov 43) to Frankfurt, Ger for interrogation where we arrived at 0200 hours. We slept in a Railroad station and caught a Tram to Obestel at SAM. Our clothes were taken ane we were put in solitary. On 30 Nov. we were given British army clothes, a great coat and shoes and then sent to Stalag #1. The Germans had just re-opened this camp and we were the first group of prisoners. This camp was expanded as the war progressed and at war's end housed close to 9000 POWs. We were packed into a box car at Frankfurt and given a box of food from the Red Cross and black bread and bologna from the Germans. We arrived at Barth, Germany at 1700 hours on 4 Dec 43 and marched to the Stalag which is a couple of miles west and north of the city - few miles from the Baltic Sea.

In March 45 we were liberated by the Russian army. The Germany Commandant wanted to march the whole camp west to stay out of Russian hands, but Colonel Zabreski, senior POW Officer, convinced him that it was useless. One morning we woke up and the guards were gone. The Russians came the next day. We sat in camp until the end of the war when the USAAF sent in planes to fly to Camp Lucky Strike in France. We left Le Harve on the USS General Butner and docked at Newport News, Virginia June 20, 1945.

FULLER (COM) M.C. MAJOR COM PILOT 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
FORYSTHE W.C. CAPT P 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
COLEMAN L.E. LT CP 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
BATTISTA (NAV) R.E. LT COM NAV 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
MILLER R.E. LT NAV 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
DOBBINS C.C. S/SGT RWG 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
FOX B.S LT BOM 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
HARRIS D.W. S/SGT TG 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
HELLEN W.R. T/SGT TTE 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
SKAPIN E.A. S/SGT LWG 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
SYMINGTON G.E. S/SGT BTG 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986
VANCE R.A. T/SGT ROG 6/8/1944 TOURS (BRIDGES) 74 106986

"42-30042-XR-L","042","M C Fuller / W L MacCarter", "Oh Nausea", 43/04/29 Assigned","Orig a/c, Kearney NE"

1. "42-30066-U","066","M C Fuller / W L MacCarter","Mug Wump", 43/06/25 Bremen",
2. "42-30042-L","042","M C Fuller / "W L MacCarter","Oh Nausea", 43/06/26 Le Mans","R/E (NS) - mech"
3. "42-3229-A ","229","M C Fuller /"W L MacCarter","Pasadena Nena", "43/06/28 St Nazaire","R/E (NS) - mech,
#2 + #3 eng failed
4. "42-30002-F","002","M C Fuller ,"Waac Hunter / Damifino"," 43/07/28 Oschersleben",
5. "42-3534-L","534","M C Fuller (Ol' Dad) later", 43/10/09 Marienburg",
6. "42-39934-Z","934","Capt M C Fuller/ H G Devore","My Achin' Back""44/03/04 Berlin*","Slight BD, hole L/inner wing panel" (Capt Fuller Received DFC for this Mission)
7. "42-31903-T","903","Capt M C Fuller"/ "H G Devore"." Hard Luck II, "44/03/18 Lechfeld","Failed to attack target, slight BD, flak to R/inner wing, L/outer wing, No4 nacelle"
"42-31903-T, "903" "Capt M. C Fuller/"Capt Van Steenis" HARD LUCK II 44/04/09 KRZESINKI (POSEN) (RECALL
8. "42-31903-T, "903" "Capt M.C Fuller/"Capt Lakin" HARD LUCK II 44/04/10 RHEIMS/ CHAMPAGNE
9 . "42-106986-B","986","Capt M.C Fuller / C E Harris", "Sack Artist.", 44/05/01 am (Wizernes abortive - Wx)",
10. PFF Maj M.C Fuller Pathfinder v44/05/12 BRUX, OIL REFINERY
11. "42-106986-B","986","Maj M.C Fuller/C E Harris", "Sack Artist.", 44/05/28 Magdeburg","(B) dest Fw190"
12. PFF Maj M.C.Fuller Pathfinder 44/06/04 BOULOGNE
13. "42-106986-B","986","Maj M C Fuller/Capt W C Forsythe","Sack Artist.", "44/06/08 Tours",
14. "42-97564", "564","Maj M C Fuller/F Kincannon", "Belle of Berlin / Pathfinder","44/06/21 Frantic - Russia","95BG PFF on DS to 100BG"
15. "42-97564", "564","Maj M C Fuller/F Kincannon","Belle of Berlin / Pathfinder","44/06/26 Drobhabycz, Poland","95BG PFF on DS to 100BG; From Russia - landed Italy"
16. "42-97564", "564","Maj M C Fuller/ F Kincannon","Belle of Berlin / Pathfinder","44/07/05 Beziers","95BG PFF on DS to 100BG"
17. PFF "Maj M.C.Fuller Pathfinder 44/07/14 SOUTH OF FRANCE
18. "42-97564", "564","Maj M C Fuller/F Kincannon","Belle of Berlin / Pathfinder","44/07/20 Merseburg","MISSING -- , flak, 10 chutes, PFF a/c, 95BG, led 100BG "A'"

Pathfinder Aircraft

DATE: 20 July 1944 418th Sqdn. A/C #42-97564 OE-F (95th BG Pathfinder) "Belle of Berlin"

MISSION: Merseburg,Ger. MACR #7414,Micro-fiche #2701

Major MaGee C.Fuller Com. P POW
Capt Francis C.Kincannon P POW
1st Lt Bernard L.Farnum CP POW
Capt Robert E.Nance BOM EVADEE
1st Lt Louis H.Abromowitz NAV EVADEE
Capt Henry C. Griffis RAD/N EVADEE (see Hermansen crew/ 350th Sqdn.)
1st Lt George E.Bonitz NAV EVADEE
T/Sgt Daniel B.Deason TTE POW
T/Sgt Oscar L.Edge ROG POW
S/Sgt Glen E.Snider RWG POW
S/Sgt Daniel M.Cargile LWG EVADEE
S/Sgt Robert D.Chavez TG POW

This A/C was leading the mission in a Pathfinder ship which accounts for the seven officers aboard. Major Fuller,who had flown overseas as pilot of a 349th Sqdn. Crew in June 1943, was now C.O. of the 418th.

EYEWITNESS: "Just as bombs were released A/C #564 received a direct hit by AA fire between #2 engine and fuselage.Shell did not explode but a large hole was torn in the wing and gasoline poured from the tanks. #2 engine feathered and A/C pulled out of formation directing deputy leader to take over. A/C fell behind and was escorted by fighters and it was reported that #564 was heard to tell fighters over radio that it
was all-right." This is all the information that interrogation of 100th "A" Group crews revealed.

From Bottisham (fighter base) to PFF War room to 100th BG the following report was received: "A/C #564 called for fighter support
after it began to lag and contact was made over channel "C" with the fighters which gave it cover. Subsequentlythe PFF had to crash
land near Louvain just east of Brusselsand prearranged plan (over channel "C") as soon as the crew had cleared the A/C the fighter strafed and set fire to the ship. Fighter did not see PFF explode but stated definitely that it was afire,and that all the crew was safe.'

42-97564 Belle of Berlin Pathfinder Aircraft 95th Bomb Group 335 BS OE-F
"A Pathfinder aircraft (95th Bomb Group), named ""Belle of Berlin"" while assigned to the 95th Bomb Group --- code OE-F"
03-Feb-44 Assigned to UK 96th BG
21-Jun-44 First Operational Sortie 95th BG
20-Jul-44 FTR - Flak crash landed Leuven, Belgium
CAPT FRANCIS C KINCANNON
MISSING AIR CREW REPORT # 07414
6 EVD, 6 POW (7 POW, 5 RMC) - E&E 1842, 1843, 1844, 2001, 2002
Pilot Capt. Francis C. Kincannon -or- Maj. Magee C. Fuller

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The following form contents were entered on 23rd Nov 1
Date = 23 Nov 1 19:18:37
subject = 100thBG Question Submission
messages = 286
email = wpf13@hotmail.com
uname = Wally P. Fydenchuk

comments = I'm researching U.S. citizens who enlisted in the RCAF prior to Pearl Harbor.
As your website lists, Lt Charlie Wilson, Lt Robert Pearson and Capt. Richard Carey, were ex RCAF Americans. Capt. Mark Carnell was another ex RCAF member. His RCAF service number was C 6873. He was a staff pilot at #4 Wireless School. He transferred to the USAAF May 1942. Two others also served/trained with RCAF MAGEE CHARLES FULLER, SERVICE NUMBER; R66199 Enlisted Niagara Falls 8-9-40 and Michael Garemko completed EFTS training (basic flight training) before transferring to the US Forces. Found another Lt Reginald Smith He graduated from No. 5 Service Flying Training School Brantford, Ontario…Wally

Hi Mike,

Just returned from Ottawa military archives.
Here's what I located.

MAGEE CHARLES FULLER

SERVICE NUMBER; R66199

Enlisted Niagara Falls 8-9-40

POSTINGS:

#12 Elementary Flying Training School 3-1-42

#4 Bombing and Gunnery School 5-6-41

Trade: Elementary Flying Instructor/Pilot

Discharged: 20-5-42


Wally,

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REPLY TO: fxtreme21@yahoo.com
SUBMITTER: Brian A Fuller Jr.
EMAIL: fxtreme21@yahoo.com
PURPOSE: Contact historian
INTEREST: I am the veteran's relative

VETERAN:
DATE OF DEATH:
FAMILY CONTACT:

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MESSAGE: I am the grandson of Major Magee C Fuller. I believe I have some info , pix, documents that you may want for your site. I would also like to speak with you about my Grandfather.

Thank You Sir for replying so fast to my inquiry. How do I contact you about the info I have?
My number is (814) 460-5650. Please feel free to contact me.
Brian Fuller

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Re: Lt Col Magee Fuller 418th BS Commanding Officer
by oscar » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:48 am

Hello,
I am very interested in this plane and what had happened to all crew members. Only one thing is wrong in the list posted in this forum,the plane did not crash in Belgium but in Holland close to Belgium border. The exact place is behind a farm called "chaambeek" near the road from "Chaam"to "Baarle Nassau". But first I must tell you how and why I am interested in this plane.
My grandfather (he is not living any more) writed a story what happened on the 15th august of 1944.
He was a smith in the place "Chaam" named Jan Snelders.
He had the key of the church in "Chaam" because he had the job to repair the cross on the roof and that day in august he went with his assistant to the top of the tower to watch the bombardment of the airfield "Gilze Rijen" some 8 km further away.
When they arrived almost at the top 3 persons came from the dark and pointing a gun to them,my grandfather saw that they were militairy and called "Hollander" and the gun was put away. A conversation was difficult because they did not speak any English.
When they went away other people wanted to watch the bombardment in the tower,my grandfather sent them away but there was a suspicion of that people. Now was clear that another hiding place must be searched a soon as possible.
The next day,16th august the 3 airman were moved by car in the early morning to another place, a shelter called "Hondsdonk" in the place "Ulvenhout".
From this story of my grandfather it tells that the 3 airman where hided since the day of the crash 20th july 1944. Also tells this story that 3 other crewmembers where arrested at the same time by the Germans, 4 other crewmembers evaded to a dokter in "Baarle Nassau" and our 3 airman were avaded helped by 2 Dutch militairy police (resistance) hiding in the cornfield before the Germans arrived at the crashed plane,of the other 2 crewmembers I don't know nothing.

Now I wanted to know what were the names of those airman and who is who.
I searched a lot on the internet,specialy on this site but not everything is clear to me.
Meaby other members of this site can help me.
Also I want a picture of the "Belle of Berlin" who I can't find on the net.
( sorry for mistakes in English )

Thanks……………………….. oderooij@hetnet.nl
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Fulller Grandchild ambermorningstarfuller@yahoo.com


From: Jos van Roozendaal [mailto:jvroozendaal@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 6:59 AM
To: mpfaley@aol.com
Subject: Wrong crash location on your side of 100 BG ship “ Belle of Berlin” 42-97564

Dear Sir/Madam

Some eight days ago we visited former station Thorpe Abotts and its museum in Great Britain. In a conversation with the staff and researchers we discussed the crash of the “Belle of Berlin” 42-97564 who crashed in the near vicinity where we live on July 20th 1944. One of the discussions was the exact crash-spot and they advised me to write you.
In MACR 7414 several places are mentioned, not surprising, due to the geographic knowledge of the former crews from Europe and Holland in particular.
As crash-spot is mentioned on your website Louvain in Belgium. Same place we see in a book surely well known by you “Century Bombers” we can read on page 133 the same place of Louvain.
Also in MACR 7414 is mentioned this place.
In fact it was approximately 42 miles North North East of the city of Louvain
Coordinates: 51°29'4.26"N 4°52'47.47"E

This exact spot is proved by:
-Pointed out by eyewitnesses and statements by Dutch police.
-Noted in German reports in MACR 7414
-Accounted for by crewmembers in MACR 7414 by Kincannon, Edge, Nance, Bonitz
-Crewmember Daniel Deason, Flight Engineer, also mentioned the correct spot in his correspondence to us February 26, 1992.
I hope that this information will be useful for you and if you need more additional information I’ll try to help you.
Thanks for your attention.


Best regards,
Jos van Roozendaal from The Netherlands
Researcher and member History Society of the municipality of Baarle-Nassau, Holland
Researcher and member Museum of airbase Gilze-Rijen, Holland
Memo 2:
Original 100th, Crew #7.  Came overseas with the 349th, became Operations Officer of 349th and later promoted to 418th CO

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT Information:

Target:
Merseburg
Aircraft:
 "Belle of Berlin" (42-97564) 95th BG PFF
Date:
1944-07-20
Cause:
FLAK - Fire

Crew List

1st Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt Col FULLER, Magee C. P/COM POW
Lt MACCARTER, Winton L. P POW
Lt WEACHTER, Harold NAV POW
Lt ZIEGLER, George H. BOM POW
T/Sgt ROGERS, Jack C. TTE POW
S/Sgt SANDY, Robert W. BTG POW
S/Sgt SAWICKI, Alexander BTG POW
S/SGT EASTERWED, George W. WG RFS
S/Sgt GRAFF, Roy D. WG POW
SGT MANLEY, Raymond J. WG POW
S/Sgt SNIDER, Glen E. WG POW
S/Sgt DEMONICA, Cosimo TG POW
2nd Crew List

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Rank Name Pos Status
Lt Col FULLER, Magee C. P/COM POW
Lt KINCANNON, Francis C. P POW
LT BONITZ, George E. NAV EVA
CAPT GRIFFIS, Henry C. NAV EVA
S/SGT CARGILE, Daniel M. TG EVA