Mi Amigo Memorial Stone and Service

Mi Amigo Memorial Stone and Service, Sheffield

Mi Amigo Memorial Stone and Service

Mi Amigo Memorial Stone and Service
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Gazb26
197 contributions
Very touching and intimate memorial
May 2019 • Friends
Lovely reminder of what happened on that fateful day which resulted in the loss of 10 young lives. Definitely worth a visit even if you're not really into wartime memorials.
Written May 31, 2019
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Malcolm W
Coffs Harbour, Australia222 contributions
Mi Amigo Memorial Stone visit.
Mar 2019 • Couples
I have now lived most of my life in Sheffield, nearly 50 years. I used to play football in the park as a young man, most Sundays; and as a regular walker I have walked through the park for many years on various walks; but I had no idea that this monument existed until seeing a feature o local and national T.V.
Tony was there on our visit as he is every day I believe? As he has achieved a huge degree of fame, I couldn't get the chance to talk to him, but hats off to him for looking after the site for all those years.
Written March 7, 2019
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Ali0818
Harrow, UK302 contributions
Amazing man
Feb 2019 • Family
The day before the seventy fifth anniversary fly past and there were a lot of interested people in the park. Tony Foulds was at the memorial filming and telling his story again. He was happy to talk to people and I shook his hand. A highlight to meet an amazing man who has tended the memorial since boyhood. A quiet and dignified place well worth a look at and to read the history as you walk through this busy park.
Written February 21, 2019
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TheProfessor
East Anglia, UK36 contributions
FITTING TRIBUTE TO HEROES
Jan 2019 • Friends
THE MI-AMIGO MEMORIAL STONE was put into place in 1969 and records the 10 brave young men from the 305th Bombardment Group who sacrificed their lives to save those of civilians on the ground. MI-AMIGO was a B17G ''Flying Fortress'' which limped back to the UK after being badly damaged by Luftwaffe fighters during a daylight raid over Occupied Denmark. The pilot, Lt John Kriegshauser, received the Distinguished Flying Cross (posthumous) for diverting his stricken aircraft away from children playing football in the park that fateful day - February 22nd 1944. All 10 crew were killed instantly when the bomber crashed into the glade behind the memorial stone, which bears the names of the crew. ''Courage Above the Clouds'' by Paul Allonby tells their story in full, using newly-released US and Luftwaffe documents. A memorial service has been held annually on the Sunday closest to the anniversary, this year (2019) it will be at 1.15pm on Sunday Feb 24th, with an honour guard provided - as ever - at the stone by the USAF, RAF and Royal British Legion, followed by a church service at St Augustines on Brocco Bank with an exhibition on MI-AMIGO and her brave crew.
Written January 23, 2019
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JaceBillings77
Columbia, MD14 contributions
Humbling and reverent service
Feb 2017
I came to this memorial today as an American service member wearing my dress uniform to pay my respects to a little known WW2 story of heroism in Sheffield. The tragedy is worth learning about and the memorial is worth seeing. It's a simple plaque affixed to a rock located in a beautiful park. The ceremony is beautiful. St. Augustine Church and RAF Association do a fantastic job of hosting it. If you're in Sheffield around 22 February, make this a priority!
Written February 19, 2017
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AliAl-Aswad
Leeds, UK999 contributions
A poignant reminder
Oct 2015 • Family
I remember this memorial stone first being erected. The tale of 'Sheffield's Flying Fortress' Mi Amigo, is well worth reading. It dispels some of the myths about the tragic crash, while some of what happened may never be known. Brave men, who came from a far off land, to play their part in the fight against fascism, and died on this quiet hillside long ago.
Written July 27, 2016
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Sightsee26312
1 contribution
A touching memorial
This is a memorial stone to the crew of a B17 Flying fortress. It was hit over Germany in 1944 and the crew only got this far back to their airbase. It is suggested that they put it down in the park to avoid hitting the nearby houses. Each year there is a service to commemorate them, which is held at the site.
Written August 31, 2003
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