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118823 No. 118823 ID: 61e76a
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.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Foulds told the crowds: "Thank you very much for coming, it's lovely to see you."

Mr Foulds also met the families of some of the airmen who lost their lives in the crash 75 years ago and said they were "lovely, lovely people".

He added: "I never thought I would ever meet any of the families of this pilot and crew."

The flypast proved an emotional moment for Mr Walker, who is currently training for a Sport Relief Challenge in Tanzania.

He managed to watch the event and tweeted: "I can't talk."

The flypast involved military aircraft from Britain and the United States, who set off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk - home to the largest US Air Force base in the UK.

Speaking in Tanzania, Mr Walker told Mr Foulds: "The last six weeks have been remarkable from my point of view.

"I know you jokingly asked everybody for a tenner who are there at the park today, but it's not about the money, it's never been about you.

"Tony, it's always been about those 10 men who you think saved your life 75 years ago."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47323045
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The US used to have a Bill of Rights.
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