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Sheffield "Mi Amigo" Memorial Fly Past at 8.45am on 22nd Feb 2019

Local / Sheffield Feb 20, 2019 - 08:09 PM GMT

By: Anika_Walayat

Local

February 22nd is the 75th anniversary of the crash of a US B17 Flying Fortress bomber in Endcliffe Park Sheffield costing the lives of the 10 air crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which a fly past arranged by BBC presenter Dan Walker after talking to Tony Foulds who has looked after the memorial site, will take place on Friday 22nd Feb at 8.45am at Endcliffe Park that will include an F15 Strike Eagle fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft to include a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II, a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, and a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby (weather permitting).


Large crows are expected so arrive early. On a plus note the weather is forecast to be good, with clear sky's and temperatures rising to 15c. There will be a memorial service at 8am, followed by the fly past at 8.45am. The best area to observe the fly past will be in Endcliffe parks large field next to the cafe. There will also be a big screen to rely that is taking place at the memorial site which has only capacity for about 100 people.

Here's a walk through Endcliffe park to where the memorial site is.

Sheffield B17 Bomber Crash 75th Anniversary Fly-past on 22nd February 2019

Here's a unique view of the memorial site in VR 360.

"Mi Amigo" Sheffield Bomber Crash Memorial Site Fly-past on 22nd February 2019 VR360

The BBC will be covering the event from 6am to 9.15am, with member so of the public encouraged to arrive after 7.15am.

Here is the BBC breakfast announcement of the fly past to Tony Foulds who has tended the crash site memorial for decades.

Sheffield B17 US Bomber Crash 75th Anniversary Fly-past on 22nd February 2019 Full Details

By Anika Walayat

http://www.walayatfamily.com

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