Flight 694/383/128 Aviation Memorial Grove - England-Idlewild Park- Burlington, Kentucky USA
Aviation Memorial Grove
England Idlewild Park
5550 Idlewild Road
Burlington, Kentucky

TWA Flight 694 Plaque {Left}

William Kolb Family AA
Flight 383 {Right}

Among the trails and ball fields of England Idlewild Park, stands a memorial dedicated to those who perished or were profoundly affected by the loss of TWA Flight 694, American Airlines Flight 383, and TWA Flight 128. The aviation memorial and  grove is open to the public during normal park hours and offers family members and local residents a location to remember the losses encountered in these events during the 1950s and 1960s.

The memorial was built with private funds collected by the Flight 383/128 Memorial Group from family members and other interested citizens. The structure was designed by Harvey Pelley, who, along with his son and  Harold "Hook" Vines, built the structure which supports the plaques. Both Harvey and Harold were first responders to the accidents of AA Flight 383 and TWA Flight 128. Harold was also on site at the Flight 694 event.

The 3 memorial plaques were designed and installed by Mike Major Sculpture, LLC of Urbana, Ohio in November of 2011. Dedication ceremonies followed shortly thereafter on November 26, 2011.

The completion of the memorial was a culmination of a 3 year endeavor by our group commencing on March 27, 2009 when Linda Holbrook, Mark Free, and Rollie Puterbaugh gathered for the first time at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott to discuss the feasibility of placing a memorial in Northern Kentucky. In the years that followed, several locations were considered for the placement of the memorial including  Holscher Park on the grounds of the airport, the Lents Branch of the Boone County Public Library, the historical area in downtown Burlington, and where it now stands in the England Idlewild Park.

For those wishing to visit the site, see our map on page 1. Upon entering the park, turn left at the first intersection in the park. The location is several hundred yards down the road on the right side. Ample free parking is available.


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