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Charles Gumm Memorial Bench, Nayland

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Bench remembering Charles F Gumm, KIA in when his P51 crashed in Nayland on 1 March 1944.

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People

  • Charles Gumm

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

Aircraft

  • 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.

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 17:26:29 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.naylandandwiston.net/History/CharlesGumm/GummIndex.php
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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