Halstead: Family of hero pilot cross Atlantic to attend remembrance ceremony

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Family of hero pilot cross Atlantic to attend remembrance ceremony Halstead: Family of hero pilot cross Atlantic to attend remembrance ceremony

The family of an American serviceman were overwhelmed as villagers turned out in force to remember his heroic actions.

US Air Force Colonel Wendell Kelley, 42, died 50 years ago after his plane crashed into a field off Halstead Road, Gosfield.

Three members of the colonel’s family flew to the UK from Oklahoma at the weekend to attend a ceremony in the village yesterday.

Rather than parachuting to safety, Mr Kelley remained in the plane after its engine failed to prevent it from crashing into Gosfield Primary School.

More photos in Friday's Halstead Gazette.

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8:14am Tue 15 Jan 13

Stephen Stares says...

I was at Gosfield primary school and remember that the Police came into the school and we had to stay in the classrooms.
I was at Gosfield primary school and remember that the Police came into the school and we had to stay in the classrooms. Stephen Stares

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