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Boyd Wendell Brumm
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1922
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1944

Boyd Wendell Brumm, the second of three sons of the family of Oliver "Clayton" Brumm (1892-1965) and Bertha Leota (Lett) Brumm (1893-1953), was born in Yellow Spring Township near Mediapolis, Iowa, and graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1940. As with most young men of that era, he joined the armed forces during World War II.

Boyd was stationed on a PT boat, attained the rank of Gunner's Mate 3C, and while on duty in the English Channel along the coast of France, he was killed August 9, 1944.

His remains were returned to his native Iowa after the end of the war, and he was buried at the Kossuth Cemetery near Mediapolis, alongside other family members, his funeral being July 17, 1948, in Mediapolis.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 17, July 15, 1948; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Mediapolis (IA) -- Services will be held at the Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Saturday for Boyd Wendell Brumm, gunner's mate 3-c, who was killed on the English channel, along the coast of France, on August 9, 1944. Dr. Harry J. Findlay will officiate, and military services will be conducted in Kossuth cemetery.

Brumm was born at Mediapolis, on December 6, 1922, and was graduated from Mediapolis high school with the class of 1940. In January 1942, he enlisted in the navy, taking his boot training at the Great Lakes training station. From Great Lakes, Brumm was sent to Melville, Rhode Island, for specialized motor-torpedo boat training. He then served on patrol duty on the Atlantic ocean.

Brumm participated in the invasion of France, his flotilla leading the assault on Cherbourgh.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brumm, and 2 brothers, William and Dale Brumm, all of Mediapolis; 4 sisters Mrs. Rueben Wuellner, Chicago; Mrs. Harold Herman, Burlington; Mrs. Everett Allen, Des Moines, and Kathleen Brumm, Mediapolis.

Brumm was a member of First Presbyterian church. The body is at the Fry funeral chapel.


The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, July 27, 1948, page 5; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

Mediapolis (IA) -- Ralph Albee, Eldora, was here to attend the funeral rites of Boyd Brumm. A crew-mate of Brumm's, he was wounded at the time Brumm was killed. Edwin Fenton, Mt. Pleasant, a member of the same motor-torpedo boat squadron, and Donald Fisher, of Madison, Wisconsin, another crew-mate, also attended the services.
Family links: 
  Oliver Clayton Brumm (1892 - 1965)
  Bertha Leota Lett Brumm (1893 - 1953)
  Helen Laverne Brumm Dressler (1915 - 1974)*
  Dorothy Virginia Brumm Stodt (1917 - 1998)*
  William Lett Brumm (1921 - 1986)*
  Boyd Wendell Brumm (1922 - 1944)
  Lorma Leota Brumm Allen (1928 - 2010)*
  Kathleen Lucille Brumm Erickson (1930 - 1978)*
*Calculated relationship
Boyd Wendell Brumm, Iowa, GM3C USNR, World War II, December 6, 1922 - August 9, 1944
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Kossuth Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Parks East, Lot 52
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100169022
Boyd Wendell Brumm
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