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#4462474 - 02/22/19 02:15 PM Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary  
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Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary

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

Thousands of people cheered a flypast honouring 10 airmen who died when their plane crashed in a park 75 years ago.

The US bomber came down in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on 22 February 1944, killing everyone on board.

A campaign for a flypast started after a chance meeting between BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker and Tony Foulds, who tends a park memorial.

A tearful Mr Foulds was given a rousing round of applause as the planes flew over. He said: "This is unbelievable."

Relatives of the aircrew and thousands of people from across Britain paid their respects as the planes roared over the memorial at about 08:45 GMT.


(fwiw, be aware the vid in the article has no sound)


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#4462475 - 02/22/19 02:16 PM Re: Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary [Re: Patrocles]  
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#4462480 - 02/22/19 02:48 PM Re: Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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d'oh! haha

this is why I always like to see descriptive titles in posts! smile


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#4462487 - 02/22/19 03:17 PM Re: Sheffield bomber crash: Flypast on 75th anniversary [Re: Patrocles]  
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Never bad to see duplicate threads on such a topic.


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
Never bad to see duplicate threads on such a topic.


this is true.

when I first saw the article I thought the flyover was related to the report from a few months ago of a B-17 that crashed at "downton abbey" during WWII in bad weather.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-45989943


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