Crashed on take off, engine failure, 1/4 mile SW Nayland, pilot Charles F Gumm Jr KIA. 1st Mar 44, Pilot elected to stay with A/C for forced landing rather than bail to save civilian lives in Nayland. A/C struck tree and ejected pilot.
The Group moved to England in the autumn of 1943 and was assigned to the Ninth Air Force in December 1943. The Group were the first to fly P-51 Mustangs operationally and in their bomber escort missions pushed to find the long-range limits of the...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 354th Fighter Group
Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG. First Merlin Mustang ace. ...
Military site : airfield
Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...
|Crashed||Nayland, Colchester, Suffolk CO6, UK||1 March 1944|
Crashed on take off, engine failure, 1/4 mile SW Nayland, pilot Charles F Gumm Jr KIA.
|18 March 2015 09:39:26||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations|