Ray Proudfoot

USAF honours crew on 75th anniversary of crash in Sheffield

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This is a remarkable commemmoration of an event 75 years ago today. A US Air Force WW2 aircraft narrowly avoided killing children when it crashed in Sheffield, England on 22 Feb 1944 killing all on board.

Mr Foulds tended the memorial all his life and was rewarded this morning when the USAF and RAF performed a fly-by over the spot. What a great tribute to both Mr Foulds and the brave crew.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47323045

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Good Morning Ray, and hats off to you. Fantastic post and link. All kudos to you.

Aviation is not all about the 'glory's stories. This is human pathos. Fab read.

And hats off to the RAF+USAF out of Lakenheath👍

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This shows that there is still a good world out there. You just need to look for it

Thanks for sharing

Adrian

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The "Missing Man" formation always makes me cry for some reason... :unsure:

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41 minutes ago, n4gix said:

The "Missing Man" formation always makes me cry for some reason... :unsure:

A very emotional occasion. Lots of tears shed but a day that showed the best of the human spirit.

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