FULLER, WILLIAM OTIS
Name: William Otis Fuller
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Date of Birth: 20 August 1935
Home City of Record: HOUSTON TX
Date of Loss: 26 August 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 171100 North 1065200 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C #0692
Other Personnel in Incident: Thomas Kilcullen, Presumptive Finding of
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
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On August 26, 1967, an F-4C Phantom II (tail number 64-0692,
call sign "Whiskey 22") with two crew members took part in a
two-aircraft reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. During
their pass over the target area, the flight leader detected
signals from anti-aircraft radar and saw a small flash, followed
by larger flash, but was unable to identify the sources of the
light. He then discovered that he had lost radio contact with
"Whiskey 22," and was informed by ground control that the
aircraft had also disappeared from their radar tracking.
Returning to the target area, the flight leader observed a large
fire burning on the ground about one mile to the west, and
called for search and rescue forces before departing. Search
efforts were launched but failed to locate the missing Phantom's
crash site or either crew member.
Captain William Otis Fuller, who entered the U.S. Air Force from
Texas, served with the 558th Tactical Fighter Squadron and was
the aircraft commander of "Whiskey 22" at the time of its loss.
He remains unaccounted for. Following the incident, the Air
Force promoted Capt Fuller to the rank of Major (Maj). Today,
Major Fuller is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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