75th anniversary of the crash
Back to the day job! Flypast pensioner Tony Foulds, 82, is greeted by a stream of well-wishers as he returns to tend the memorial to WWII crash victims amid calls for him to be honoured for his tireless volunteer work
The pensioner who broke down in tears after thousands joined him for a flypast in memory of ten Second World War heroes whose plane crashed to avoid him has gone back to his day job attending the memorial in their honour.
Tony Foulds travelled his usual seven miles, by foot and by bus from his home in Sheffield, the day after 12,000 people joined him at the site where he witnessed the B-17 Flying Fortress Mi Amigo crash in front of him on February 22, 1944.
Wellwishers have called on the 82-year-old to be honoured by the Queen for his dedication to the Mi Amigo's crew, where he spends six days a week performing maintenance work on the memorial.
"Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque