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Fulsher, Frederick H

Name: Frederick Harold FULSHER

Born 15 October 1917

Birthplace: Parkdale, Manitoba

Age at arrival in Buchenwald: 26

Died 21 April 1989 in Middlechurch, Manitoba, age 71

Service: Royal Canadian Air Force

Service ID: R225050

Service Rank: Flight Sergeant

Duties: Navigator

Air Group: 1 Group, 100 Squadron

Airbase: Grimsby, Lincolnshire UK

Aircraft: Lancaster bomber LM621

Date shot down: 1 July 1944

Fate of crew: 1 KIA, 6 evaded; 3 of those captured, including Fulsher and KAY.

Evasion summary: Both were picked up in Orgeres by Desoubrie on July 18th, went to Chartres with another American airman. Orsini joined them in Chartres. On their way to Paris, they picked up another American airman (Shearer?).

Date captured: 19 July 1944

Capture summary: Arrested with KAY. Taken to empty house, told to destroy military IDs, given fake Red Cross forms, then put in truck to Gestapo HQ.

Boxcar Transport: 15-20 August 1944, in boxcar #1 or #2

Buchenwald ID: 78418

Notes on Buchenwald internment:

Transferred from Buchenwald to: Stalag Luft III

Kriege ID: 8089

Notes on SLIII internment:

Subsequent transfer to: Marlag und Milag Nord

Notes on internment: Approximately 3000 POWs were marched out by the SS in early April 1945, headed to Lubek. The column was attacked repeatedly by Allied aircraft. Fulsher is listed among the group departing, but in the section devoted to POWs who escaped during the trip. His activities thereafter are a mystery.

Liberation: The POWs near Lubek were freed by the British Guards Armored Division on 27 April 1945.

Repatriation from ETO:


Veteran status:

Notes on Post-War period:


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