Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Martlesham/Kesgrave/Florida: Fond memories of USAAF captain

Ed Malo with his P47 Thunderbolt

Ed Malo with his P47 Thunderbolt "Phyllis"

Archant

TRIBUTES have been paid to a captain in the United States Army Air Force who was based in the county during the Second World War.

Edward Malo, known as Ed, served with the 356th Fighter Group and was stationed at Kesgrave Hall until August 1945.

Mr Malo died on November 26 at his home in Florida with wife, Ann, by his side.

Friend Bob Dunnett, of Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, said: “We have known Ed and Ann since the early 1990s.

“Ed was always keen to promote the relationship between the 356th Fighter Group and the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society and as such played a great part in establishing the museum in the Control Tower in Martlesham Heath – a building that Ed and his fellow veterans were all too familiar with between 1943 and 1945.

“Ed and Ann visited us here in the UK in 1996 and 1998 according to my records but, were always present at the 356th reunions in the US where he took the trouble to ensure that we were well looked after, you succeeded Ed.”

Mr Dunnett said the museum would “never have got off the ground” if it was not for Mr Malo and the other 356th members’ enthusiasm.

“He supplied the Union flag that we still use to this day, on one of the two flag poles on either end of the Control Tower,” he added.

0 comments

Archaeologists have uncovered a rare, 6ft long mammoth tusk off the coast of Mersea Island.

Nearly two decades serving Suffolk from the skies ends tomorrow, as Suffolk’s only police helicopter station closes down.

As another hundred people are fined for parking illegally in Bury St Edmunds, there are fears the town’s tourism could be hit this summer as rogue drivers persist in blocking the town’s designated coach area.

A burglar with a drug habit costing more than £250 a day who targeted a string of houses in the Woodbridge area has been jailed for four years.

A woman in her 30s was bitten by a dog while out running with a friend in the Lows Lane area of Palgrave at around 11am on Sunday.

The new 14-screen Empire Cinema at the Buttermarket in Ipswich is opening is doors to movie fans tomorrow - and we have been given a special behind-the-scenes sneak preview.

Rural communities in Suffolk could be among the first affected by new plans to remodel ambulance facilities, a paramedic has warned.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24