Max Stump - 1st Lieutenant

Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Mar 9, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: De Soto, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)


Year at ISU: 1944

Max was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Stump. He had considerable ability as an athlete. He played baseball in DeSoto and, on several occasions, with the American Legion Junior team. He held down the third base position with the Cardinals.

Max graduated from DeSoto high school and had almost two years study at Iowa State College. He spent nearly all of his life in DeSoto, except for the year in service and the two years at Iowa State. He enlisted May 1942, but did not get called until March 1943. He trained at numerous camps in the South.

First Lieutenant Max E. Stump served as a navigator with the 8th Air Force Command, based in England. He was 22 years old when he died. It was presumed that he died in a plane crash while returning from a combat mission on March 9, 1945.