Pilot Lt John Kriegshauser, pilot from Missouri
2nd Lt Lyle Curtis, co-pilot from Idaho
2nd Lt John Humphrey, navigator from Illinois
Melchor Hernandez, bombardier from California
Harry Estabrooks, engineer and gunner from Kansas
Charles Tuttle, gunner from Kentucky
Robert Mayfield, radio operator from Illinois
Vito Ambrosio, gunner from New York
Malcolm Williams, gunner from Oklahoma
Maurice Robbins, gunner from Texas
Today Britain and in particular the city of Sheffield are remembering these 10 men who were killed 75 years ago when their aircraft crashed and exploded as they avoided hitting children in a park. Possibly without avoiding the children some might have survived.
There has been a flypast by both British and American airforces today to commemorate the anniversary.
One of the children playing that day was 8 years old and to this day he maintains the memorial which is in the park where they crashed.
I have been in this park as it is opposite my daughter's home.
We salute these brave men, thank you.
Edited by sue943 (Fri Feb 22 2019 03:59 AM)
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!