Halstead: Schoolchildren remember heroic pilot

Halstead Gazette: Halstead: Schoolchildren remember heroic pilot Halstead: Schoolchildren remember heroic pilot

Schoolchildren honoured a heroic pilot exactly 50 years after his death.

Colonel Wendell Kelley died on January 15, 1963, after his US Air Force plane crashed in a field off Halstead Road, Gosfield.

Mr Kelley had remained on-board the plane to prevent it crashing into the village's primary school.

On Tuesday afternoon at 1.45pm, Gosfield Primary School held a special assembly to mark the exact anniversary of the crash.

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