Saturday, 5 July 2014

Memorial to a selfless pilot

Memorial to Captain John Perrin of the US Air Force.

It's no wonder that the people of Creswell and nearby Stafford put up a memorial to Captain John Perrin of the US Air Force.
It goes back to the last days of the Second World War:  by managing to pilot his out-of-control aircraft away from habitation and crashing it into empty fields, the captain must have saved the lives of a good number of families. It probably cost him his life to do it though.


Each year, the local folk gather to remember him on July 4th, the date of the crash.  This year was the 70th anniversary.

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