Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Plaques unveiled to commerorate Suffolk air disasters

16:33 25 June 2014

Memorial service at Westhall Village Hall unveiling plaques dedicated to the memory of the men who lost their lives in two United States Army aircraft that crashed in Westhall parish in the Second World War.
Reverand Des Kelly taking the service.

Memorial service at Westhall Village Hall unveiling plaques dedicated to the memory of the men who lost their lives in two United States Army aircraft that crashed in Westhall parish in the Second World War. Reverand Des Kelly taking the service.

Archant

Two Suffolk air disasters were recognised yesterday during a dedication ceremony.

Two plaques were unveiled in the village of Westhall, near Halesworth, to recognise two plane crashes in the village during the Second World War.

On June 25 1944, a B-24 Liberator had a problem with its engines and was making its way to Holton Airfield in order to land.

When it was coming in over the village it clipped a tree in the garden of Mill House. Out of 10 people on board, only two survived.

The following year, on March 24, another plane carrying nine people on board crashed in the village. Only the pilot and co-pilot survived. Everyone that died was American.

David White, who organised the event as part of the Community Council with Halesworth Airfield Museum, was at the event and said: “It was excellent. At least 100 people turned up.

“We had a service out on the street and a dedication, and then a fly past from a Mustang.

“We also had the honour guard from Lakenheath.

“We didn’t know what number to expect.

“It was way beyond our wildest dreams.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Aldeburgh beach

Global superstar Taylor Swift has been spotted strolling the streets of a Suffolk seaside town, after she flew into the country to meet her rumoured new love interest’s mother.

The Marquis of Cornwallis, pictured in 2006, which is near where the crash happened.

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a single vehicle crash near to the Marquis of Cornwallis pub in Layham.

Town pastors gather for their 10-year celebration conference at Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath

Town pastors from across Suffolk gathered together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the project.

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Ipswich isn’t blessed with beautiful bridges; civil engineers don’t come to town to marvel at the engineering prowess of Telford, Brunel or Stephenson, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

The White Hart pub in High Street, Saxmundham.

A public meeting has been called in Saxmundham to try to put together a £450,000-plus community bid to buy a closed down town centre pub.

Pc Andy Masterson checks motorists speeds on the A140 at Stonham Parva.

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said he is ‘sick of arrogant drivers’ after the number of motorists clocked travelling at 100mph-plus trebled in a year.

Crowds enjoyed the sunshine at Ipswich Music Day 2015 in Christchurch Park.
Stetsons are Cool got the crowd dancing.

From live music and open air cinemas to art, sport and stunt displays, Ipswich has a packed programme of family fun lined up this summer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24