1st Lt Charles F Gumm, 354th Fighter Group USAF

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Reference WMO/259915


St James Church

Church Lane

Nayland, Suffolk


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Photograph
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Paper Scroll in wooden and glass frame. Photograph of Charles Gumm, USAAF Badge and 9th Army Air Force Badge.
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First Lieutenant/Charles F. Gumm Jr.,/355th Squadron of the 354th Fighter Group/9th United States Army Air Force/This 23 year old hero, husband and father of a 6 month old/daughter, lost his life in our village. His P-51 Mustang/suffered engine failure shortly after take off from Boxted/airfield. He chose to stay with the ailing aircraft and attempt/a safe landing in the water meadow. Sadly the tail plane/clipped a tree causing the fatal crash at Court Knoll on/Wednesday 1st March 1944.//

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