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Offline Asid

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Sheffield flypast: Bomber-crash crew honoured on 75th anniversary


All 10 airmen who were on board the B-17 Flying Fortress were killed on 22 February 1944


Thousands of people cheered a flypast honouring 10 airmen who died when their plane crashed in a park 75 years ago.

The US bomber came down in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on 22 February 1944, killing everyone on board.

A campaign for a flypast started after a chance meeting between BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker and Tony Foulds, who tends a memorial to the airmen.

A tearful Mr Foulds was given a rousing round of applause as the planes flew over. He said: "This is unbelievable."

He has dedicated decades to looking after the park memorial as he believes the pilot deliberately steered away from him and his friends.

Relatives of the aircrew and about 10,000 people paid their respects as the planes roared over the memorial at about 08:45 GMT.


Mr Foulds regularly tends to the park's memorial and regards the American men who lost their lives as "family"

The 10 men killed in the crash:
   Pilot Lt John Kriegshauser, pilot from Missouri
   2nd Lt Lyle Curtis, co-pilot from Idaho
   2nd Lt John Humphrey, navigator from Illinois
   Melchor Hernandez, bombardier from California
   Harry Estabrooks, engineer and gunner from Kansas
   Charles Tuttle, gunner from Kentucky
   Robert Mayfield, radio operator from Illinois
   Vito Ambrosio, gunner from New York
   Malcolm Williams, gunner from Oklahoma
   Maurice Robbins, gunner from Texas



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Re: Sheffield flypast: Bomber-crash crew honoured on 75th anniversary
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 12:01:51 PM »
only a few miles up the road from where i live and was born, must admit we do have so great airfields around us and always get a good view of the air shows and the practices etc
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