THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

1st October 2004

Today I  visited St James's Church Greenstead Green, Halstead, Essex. Today is the 60th anniversary to the day  2nd Lt Dwight Garrison Belt was killed flying his P.47 Thunderbolt.

As I parked outside the church I was lucky enough to meet a lady who was putting floral decoration in the Church for this Sundays Harvest Festival, I was invited in to lay one of our two tributes to Dwight Belt, one on his Plaque and one at the crash site. I was told that every week flowers are laid at his plaque and this has been carried out since the erection of the plaque in 1978.

below are a few pictures from Greenstead Green, the church  and crash site

Colin Wingrave 1st October 2004

 

 

St James's Church 1st October 2004

The Plaque dedicated to 2nd Lt Belt,1st October 2004

 Looking towards St James Church from the field.1st October 2004

A tribute laid at the entrance to the field 1st October 2004

The field, Centre of this picture is the impact point of the P.47

 

 

 

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©COLIN WINGRAVE 1st October 2004