“Sometimes I Fall Into Things”: Serving In A Glider Regiment In WWII

Robert S. Fuller


Robert Fuller grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, with his parents and three younger sisters. He graduated from high school in January 1943, and was working on a farm in Utica, New York, when he volunteered to fill a draft slot. He was inducted into the Army on February 21, 1944, and attended Basic Training at Camp Wolters, Texas. He then deployed to Europe, stopping first in Naples, Italy, before arriving as a replacement in Bastogne. He was assigned to Company C, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, and during his time in the Battle of the Bulge, his unit reflagged as Company L, 3rd Battalion, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment. In this interview, he describes his experiences in training, deploying overseas, and joining the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment. He talks about his arrival in Bastogne, returning to Camp Mourmelon in France, experiencing V-E Day, and being posted at Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden. After the war ended, he visited London twice, and saw the King and Queen in Scotland. When he finally returned to the United States, he participated in the Victory Parade in New York City and was discharged. After the war, he worked as a photo engraver for the New York Times Magazine and as a fire inspector. He finally retired at age 80. At the end of his interview, he talks about riding in a glider during training.


conflicts World War II
topics Military Techniques Nazi Germany Returning from War
interviewer David Siry
date 03DEC16


name Robert S. Fuller
service Infantry
unit Company C, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, Company L, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment
specialty Glider Infantry
service dates 1944 1946