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Sheffield pensioner organises flypast to salute US airmen who saved his life

The pensioner whose lifelong dedication to 10 American airmen who died when their plane crashed in front of him 75 years ago prompted a planned memorial flypast believes thousands of people will turn-out for the salute. Tony Foulds was eight-years-old in February 1944 when he witnessed the B-17 Flying Fortress, Mi Amigo, crash and explode in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, as its pilot apparently tried to avoid him and his friends. Mr Foulds, now 82, has spent decades dedicating himself to the memory of 10 Americans he never met, spending up to six days a week tending the memorial to them in the park.

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