RAF Lakenheath fly-over in memory of US airman Kenneth ‘Kage’ Allen

In memory of the late US airman Kenneth “Kage” Allen.

The 48th Fighter Wing flew a Missing Man Formation over RAF Lakenheath on Tuesday, June 15 in memory of the late US airman Kenneth 'Kage' Allen. - Credit: Senior Airman Koby Saunders/Facebook

A special jet fly-over was conducted above RAF Lakenheath to mark one year since the death of US airman first lieutenant Kenneth 'Kage' Allen.  

The 48th Fighter Wing flew a ‘Missing Man Formation’ over the Suffolk base on Tuesday (June 15) following a moment of silence for the newlywed pilot.  

The flight was conducted to commemorate the one year anniversary of First Lt. Kenneth 'Kage' Allen's death.

The flight was conducted to commemorate the one year anniversary of First Lt. Kenneth 'Kage' Allen's death. - Credit: Airman 1st Class Cedrique Oldaker

Aged just 27 at the time, Allen died in an aircraft crash in the North Sea on June 15, 2020, while performing his duties as an F-15C fighter pilot. 

First Lt. Kenneth 'Kage' Allen, an F-15 fighter pilot with the 493rd Fighter Squadron

First Lt. Kenneth 'Kage' Allen, an F-15 fighter pilot with the 493rd Fighter Squadron, was killed after his plane crashed into the North Sea. - Credit: Facebook

Lt. Col. Todd Pearson, 493rd Fighter Squadron Commander, said: “The Missing Man Formation more than symbolizes the absence of Lt.  

“Allen and countless other aviators lost in the service of our country.  

 The 493rd Fighter Squadron flew over Heritage Park on base in a Missing Man Formation. 

The 493rd Fighter Squadron flew over Heritage Park on base in a Missing Man Formation. - Credit: Senior Airman Koby Saunders

“It serves to remind us of the cost of freedom, and the ultimate sacrifice made by so many service members in the defence of our great nation. 

“Kage was a great aviator and Airman, and he is sorely missed around the squadron.” 

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