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44-12165

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.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 354th Fighter Group

    354th Fighter Group

    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

People

  • Charles Gumm

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

Places

  • 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

Events

Event Location Date
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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
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
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / http://www.naylandandwiston.net

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