Pvt. William Sumner

I’ve been scanning more family photos recently and came across many of my great uncle, William Sumner, who died in a plane crash during World War II, while on a training mission in Florida.

He was the middle brother, in between my grandfather Harry (died 2007) and my great Uncle Joe. Before the war, William was a pilot for Pan Am. He had a fiance. He died June 17, 1945, while my grandfather was fighting in Europe. My father was named after him.

with Mickey. 1938
With Mickey. 1938

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"college boy" 1940
College. 1940

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Grafton Airport, 1938
Grafton Airport, 1938, with Joe, Harry and William.

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