T/4 Fullom was born in 1918 in Erie, Pennsylvania and was killed in action on June 15, 1944 during the invasion of Normandy, near the village of LaBonneville. |
T/4 Fullom (pictured right) is the son of Francis Charles Fullom, [ b. 11-7-1898 in PA and died 5-15-1975 in Pa] the proprietor of an upholstery business and the son of Hildur Lindquist Fullom [b.8-21-1897 in NY and died 5-11-1991 at the age of 94 in PA].
The 1930 US Census for Jamestown, Chautaqua County, New York show Robert residing at # 53 McKinley Ave. with his parents and sister
Virginia [b. ? died?].
T/4 Fullom enlisted in the US Army on Feb 26 1942 at New Cumberland, PA. His enlistment record states that Fullom had completed 4 years of High School, was a Linotype Operator and was married. Fullom married Jean H Kuhn sometime prior to his enlistment and on Nov 9, 1942 his only child, a son, Eric Fullom was born.
T/4 Fullom jumped into Normandy on June 6 1943 from C-47 [tail# 4292743] plane chalk # 38, # 9 in drop order. T/4 Fullom was killed in action on June 15 1943 near the village of La Bonneville, Normandy, France and is interred at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France at Plot F Row 9 Grave 30.
T/4 Robert F Fullom was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].