Sheffield flypast pays tribute to US airmen killed in wartime crash

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Event was inspired by Tony Foulds, 82, who has tended their memorial since 1944

Thousands have gathered in Sheffield to watch the US air force stage a flypast to commemorate 10 plane crew who died during the second world war.

People travelled from around the world for the flypast, including military veterans and family members of personnel killed on the B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft, known as Mi Amigo.

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. I’m in bits pic.twitter.com/DpdDmSZ0F3

Pilot Lt John Kriegshauser, from Missouri

Co-pilot 2nd Lt Lyle Curtis, from Idaho

2nd Lt John Humphrey, a navigator from Illinois

Sgt Melchor Hernandez, a bombardier from California

Sgt Harry Estabrooks, an engineer and gunner from Kansas

Sgt Charles Tuttle, gunner from Kentucky

Sgt Robert Mayfield, radio operator from Illinois

Sgt Vito Ambrosio, gunner from New York

Sgt Malcolm Williams, gunner from Oklahoma

Sgt Maurice Robbins, gunner from Texas

Related: Second world war pilot Mary Ellis dies aged 101

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