A pilot who died when his US Air Force F15C fighter aircraft crashed off the north-east coast of England on Monday has been named as 1st Lt Kenneth Allen.
The US Air Force said the pilot – known as Kage – arrived at the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk earlier this year and is survived by his parents and wife Hannah.
‘We are deeply saddened by the loss of Lt Allen and mourn with his family and his fellow Reapers in the 493rd Fighter Squadron.
The tremendous outpouring of love and support from our communities has been a ray of light in this time of darkness,’ said Col Will Marshall, commander of 48th Fighter Wing.
A pilot who died when his US Air Force F15C fighter aircraft crashed off the north-east coast of England on Monday has been named as 1st Lt Kenneth Allen, who is survived by his wife
In a heartbreaking tribute, his wife Hannah wrote: He is gone. I’m shaking, I got a priesthood blessing and he told me Kage is so sorry – typical Kage to apologize even though he shouldn’t.
‘No words to express how shaken I am. Kage was perfect, never been treated with more love and respect in my life.
‘He was my absolute best friend and man Christ needs hurry up and come back so I can be with Kage again.
‘Thanks for all the messages. I love you all, Kage loves you all. He was so Christ like in how he cared for others.
‘I feel beyond blessed to have loved him in this life and can’t wait to love him for eternity.’