Mi Amigo, B17 Flying Fortess

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    Hi Folks my first post on here.

    Sunday 21st February there will be an annual remberence service for 10 brave American Airmen, who lost their lives when their B17 Flying Fortess (Mi Amigo) fell from the sky on Sunday 22nd February 1944 over the city of Sheffield UK. Youngest 21 Oldest 24.

    These brave lads dies thousands of miles from their homeland in my home City of Sheffield.
    We should never forget the sacrifice they made.

    I've tried to post a link to the story, but if you need any more info please ask

    Thanks for reading
    Regards
    John
     
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    Post the link with spaces so we can connect it.

    Oh, and welcome to the board. Why don't you start a thread in the introductions so we can give you a real warm (or even hot) welcome, USMB style. LOL
     
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    Hi, Google Mi Amigo Sheffield ..you should find a link to the story

    hope this helps
    Regards
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    Thanks John...nice story
     
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    Excellent story, like so many others never told but replete with elements from this one. I had the opportunity to talk with a man who was a ball turret gunner on a B-17. He (obviously) survived but he recounted one mission were just after their bombing run the front of the aircraft was hit by flak, killing the co-pilot and wounding the pilot. The plane began a downward spiral pinning him where he was with centrifugal force and believing it was over for him and the rest of the crew. Suddenly the pilot regained consciousness and by some miracle was able to pull the plane out of it's death spiral and eventually limp home.
     
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