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Commemorative Fly By
02-21-2019, 11:19 PM
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Commemorative Fly By
Tomorrow morning at 08:45 there will be a fly by of a mixture of 10 USAF & RAF vintage planes in the sky above Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to commemorate the 10 WW2 USAF airman who all gave their lives when they ditched their crippled B-17G Flying Fortress into the trees on February 22nd 1944, 500 yards from where I live, to avoid mowing down a bunch of 8 year old boys playing football on the only possible field that they might have tried to land on. The plane was “Mi Amigo” and one of those boys has made it his life’s work to tend and look after the memorial that stands in the Park. He’s there every day when we walk our ancient dog and tomorrow whilst commemorating the 75th Anniversary of this heroic crash, it is also a big thank you from both the USAF & the remaining relatives of the crew of Mi Amigo for Tony’s lifetime of care and remembrance of the site.
I will be attending wearing my Father’s original RAF Flying Jacket, complete with his Mentioned in Despatches Oak Leaf awarded to him in 1944.
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Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-21-2019 11:19 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-21-2019, 11:30 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 05:34 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-22-2019, 08:05 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-22-2019, 11:47 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 05:19 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-22-2019, 08:46 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - pier4r - 02-23-2019, 11:58 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-23-2019, 11:10 PM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - Leviset - 02-25-2019, 12:14 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - KeithB - 02-25-2019, 12:22 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - rprosperi - 02-25-2019, 01:33 AM
RE: Commemorative Fly By - BruceH - 02-28-2019, 06:22 PM



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