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    Here’s a great story about Tony Foulds, an 83 year old man who has tended the site where a US bomber crashed in Sheffield 75 years ago.

    Tony aged 8, was playing with friends in the park field at the time. He was traumatised and has felt guilt about the crash ever since. He has lived in hope of a flypast to honour the 10 US airmen who all died as their failing plane crashed to avoid any risk of hitting the boys.

    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/tony-foulds-gets-his-flypast-thanks-to-suffolk-airbase-1-5860855
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    @drewnogal said
    Here’s a great story about Tony Foulds, an 83 year old man who has tended the site where a US bomber crashed in Sheffield 75 years ago.

    Tony aged 8, was playing with friends in the park field at the time. He was traumatised and has felt guilt about the crash ever since. He has lived in hope of a flypast to honour the 10 US airmen who all died as their failing plane cras ...[text shortened]... oys.

    https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/tony-foulds-gets-his-flypast-thanks-to-suffolk-airbase-1-5860855
    Not wishing to diminish the sacrifice of anyone in WW2.
    I doubt that if they had tried to hit the boys they would have succeeded.
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    Possibly so? His story was that the plane was flying so low that they could see the airmen waving at them so they excitedly waved back ..... only to witness the plane crash seconds later. His interpretation as an 8 year old was that there could have been survivors had they not been in the way. Thus his lifelong grief over the incident.
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    @drewnogal said
    @wolfgang59
    Possibly so? His story was that the plane was flying so low that they could see the airmen waving at them so they excitedly waved back ..... only to witness the plane crash seconds later. His interpretation as an 8 year old was that there could have been survivors had they not been in the way. Thus his lifelong grief over the incident.
    Carrying that guilt around for 70 odd years will not have been healthy for the poor guy.
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    It’s such a touching story. Dan Walker of the BBC became acquainted with Tony whilst walking his dog in the same park. Tony visits the site every day and has made a small garden there. He has a tremor and his eyes fill with tears when he talks about it. Four days ago he was invited onto the BBC along with the American Ambassador to receive the news, via video link from an American air base in the UK, that he should “ look to the skies!” on the 22nd February, the 75th anniversary.
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    26 Jan '19 12:14
    @wolfgang59 said
    Not wishing to diminish the sacrifice of anyone in WW2.
    I doubt that if they had tried to hit the boys they would have succeeded.
    Are you trying to be funny?
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    26 Jan '19 20:51
    @wolfe63 said
    Are you trying to be funny?
    No.
    That's a strange question!
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    @wolfgang59 said
    No.
    That's a strange question!
    I expect he sees in your post something a little more than what is written.

    Edit, looks like several people do.
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    27 Jan '19 08:54
    @divegeester said
    I expect he sees in your post something a little more than what is written.

    Edit, looks like several people do.
    But nobody willing to state it?

    Anyway - nothing was intended in my post other than what is written.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    But nobody willing to state it?

    Anyway - nothing was intended in my post other than what is written.
    Communication on the internet is fraught with hazards, dead-ends and one way streets one can sometimes wish one had not turned down.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Not wishing to diminish the sacrifice of anyone in WW2.
    I doubt that if they had tried to hit the boys they would have succeeded.
    4 thumbs down?
    Anyone want to discuss that?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    4 thumbs down?
    Anyone want to discuss that?
    Sure. It’s been 5 thumbs down for a few days, are you in denial?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    4 thumbs down?
    Anyone want to discuss that?
    My thumb wasn’t there.
    I’ll give you a 6th right now if you don’t believe me? 😠
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    @divegeester said
    Sure. It’s been 5 thumbs down for a few days, are you in denial?
    I never count the one from VeryRusty!
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