In 1944, one B-17 belonging to the US crashed in the Endcliffe Park, in the city of Sheffield, killing all 10 airmen on board. Tony Foulds as a young kid witnessed the crash and since that moment he personally tries to maintained the memorial every time or ask family members to do so. For the 75th anniversary of the crews death, Tony Foulds whished a dedicated military flypast over the memorial. One day he met at the park with BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, who heard his story and eventually helpd Tony Foulds. The US unit at RAF Lakenheath heard his story as well:
A little background story and the announcement for the flypast:
He witnessed something awful back in World War II.
Now #BBCBreakfast will carry out his wish, for an extraordinary tribute ⬇️✈️#TuesdayThoughts #BBCBreakfastGotTonyAFlypast #GetTonyAFlypast pic.twitter.com/RFI3g1H4h8
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) January 22, 2019