THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM

 A representation of 2nd lt Belt's P.47

DIGGING FOR THUNDER

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 2nd Lt. DWIGHT BELT

Above;2nd Lt.Dwight Belt

Below; The Bishop of Colchester and Lt Col. Charles Wingert at the Dedication of the plaque at St.James' Church Greenstead Green,1978.

The Plaque sunday october 8th 1978

 

 

 

A view of the church where the plaque is erected in the memory of Dwight Belt In the village of Greenstead Green, Halstead, Essex, England.

ABOVE; A view of St. James' Church, Greenstead Green, Halstead, Essex, England.

 

the service 1978

Left row,front to back; Danny Morris, Col. Wingert, Mrs Herbert, Frank Pickett, Colin Wingrave, Robin Hill.

Right row, front to back; Les Sanderson R.F.C. Brian Hymas, Ron Wingrave, Tom Hains, David Campbell.

BELOW; Lt Col. Charles Wingert, chats with Ron Wingrave at the crash site after the service

Col Wingert, chats to Ron Wingrave on the site of the crash, just after the service had finished

 

 

all of us at the crash site just after the service

ABOVE; The group photo

BELOW; Mr Trailor the villager who located the crash site for us, with parts of P-47

Mr Trailor, the man who pointed us to the exact spot where the thunderbolt crashed, He had just came out of sunday school when the aircraft fell to earth

 

 

 

 

2nd lt belts parachute fully open april 2000

ABOVE : Dwight Belts parachute, we took this out into our park area for a clean to get all the dust and dirt out of it . picture taken 23rd March 2000, it is now on display in the museum along side the P-47s new display

The new P.47 display for 2000, note engine, seat armour, and dingy

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