Bremer County


Lt. Gayle Farnum

Photo-Upper Iowa University yearbook, 1945





Phone in Your News column

--The C.H. Knos and F.B. Claxton families received letters Tuesday from their sons, Lt. Duane Knos and Lt. F.B. Claxton, stating that they had arrived in England. The boys were graduated from the same flying school and have been together since entering the service. Lt. Knos also writes that he has seen Lt. Gayle Farnum of Sumner, a former student at U.I.U.

Source: Fayette County Leader, September 7, 1944


Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Farnum received word recently that their two sons, Lt. Gayle Farnum (U.I.U student) in the army air corps and Pvt Ward Farnum in the paratroopers had succeeded in finding each other in England. On a recent trip to London, Gayle contacted army authorities and found the location of his brother's A.P.O. number, and was surprised to find

Ward's camp was only 20 miles from his in northern England. He went to Ward's camp only to find he was pending the night Oct. 7-8 at a nearby town. Officers at the camp and he and Ward had a little more than an hour before he had to catch his train back to camp. According to the letter, Ward expected to get a pass to spend the following week at Gayle's camp.

Source: Fayette County Leader, November 9, 1944