US crew killed in Norfolk helicopter crash remembered

More than 2,000 US military personnel have paused to remember four US air crew members who died in a helicopter crash on the Norfolk coast earlier this month.

Weapons and equipment belonging to the US aircrew who died are displayed in a hangar before a memorial service Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

US Air Force Captains Christopher Stover and Sean Ruane and Technical Sergeant Dale Mathews were killed, along with their female colleague Staff Sergeant Afton Ponce when the helicopter they were flying in came down earlier this month.

A photograph of, and boots belonging to, Staff Sgt Afton Ponce Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

Body armour, rifles and dog tags belonging to each crew member were on display as their fellow servicemen and women gathered for a memorial service at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, where they were based.

Service personnel pray during the memorial service Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

Tributes were read to each of the air crew members of the 56th Rescue Squadron in the base's Hangar Seven.

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