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Such a lovely story and an emotional moment.
Here are the 10 US servicemembers killed that day, courtesy American Air Museum in Britain:
2/ It's really an incredible story. 22 Feb '44, the "Mi Amigo" B-17 Flying Fortress, desperate to land after being shot by Nazis over Denmark, makes it to Sheffield. The pilot realizes their best chance of survival is to crash land in a park -- only problem is the children there.
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Just met an amazing man in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield. Tony Foulds was an 8-yr-old playing in the park when a US plane crashed in Feb 1944. He has diligently maintained the memorial ever since. He was planting new flowers. Almost 75 yrs of service. What a man. Iโ€™m in bits ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Heโ€™s been sweeping the leaves away all morning and has replanted and cleaned the whole thing. He re-told the story of the day so vividly and knew the names of all 10 who died. โ€œThey are like family to me even though I never knew themโ€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Right... Iโ€™ve been back to talk to Tony. He doesnโ€™t want a medal. All he wants is a fly-past on the 75th anniversary on the 22nd Feb 2019. Can anyone help? Who has contacts in the Royal Air Force or Red Arrows?
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