A flypast, honouring 10 American airmen who died when their plane crashed in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield 75 years ago took place today Friday 22nd February 2019.
75 years ago, eight year old Tony Foulds and his friends were on the park when they saw the plane, an American B-17 Flying Fortress, attempting an emergency landing. But when the pilot saw the children he diverted and crashed into trees nearby killing all those on board. Tony in memory of those brave men, who he believed saved his life, tended the memorial in the park for many decades.
The planes flew over Edwinstowe at approx. 8:30 am before they joined together over Church Warsop before their flight to Sheffield. Some of the planes then headed to Cambridge to do another flypast of the cemetery, where the ten American airmen were laid to rest.