Flying Officer Kenneth FULLER

Service No: 404741
Born: Harrow, England, 28 October 1908
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1940 (at Brisbane QLD)
Unit: No. 211 Squadron (RAF), Comilla, Bangladesh
Died: Air Operations (No. 211 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft LZ227), Myanmar, 6 March 1944, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William George and Edith Mercy Fuller, of Glen Osmond, Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Burnside SA
Remembered: Column 443, Singapore Memorial, Singapore
Remembered: Panel 122, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Beaufighter LZ227 of No. 211 Squadron was one of six squadron aircraft to carry out an operational strike on airfields in the Pegu area Burma on 6 March 1944. The aircraft failed to return to base in the India. Its last known position was near Pegu in position 1707N 9620E. None of the other aircraft crews saw LZ 227 crash. Both fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire were encountered.

The crew members of LZ227 were:

Sergeant Stanley Charles Cook (1396062) (RAFVR) (Navigator/Wireless)
Flying Officer Kenneth Fuller (404741) (Pilot)

In 1954 a search party found wreckage of the aircraft near Kawa on the east bank of the Pegu River, not far from where the aircraft was last reported. The location is about 50 kms north east of Rangoon. Local inhabitants stated that the aircraft has crashed and exploded on impact, with both occupants killed instantly. The remains of the two crew members were buried by local residents near the east bank of the river, but the grave site had been completely washed away by subsequent floods.


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

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