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Memorial mentioning Charles F Gumm in St James Church, Nayland:
"And also of Charles Gumm Jr. USAAF who lost his life in avoiding damage to the village 1944"



  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 355th Fighter Squadron


  • Charles Gumm

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Flight leader 355th FS 354th FG. First Merlin Mustang ace. ...


  • 44-12165 'My Toni'

    P-51 Mustang
    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.


  • Boxted

    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...

  • St James, Nayland

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 17:31:30 usxpat Changes to place associations
Photo taken 9 July 2013, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 17:31:29 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Photo taken 9 July 2013, Gary Atkins