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WW2 heroes honoured in flypasts

Ten US WW2 airmen who died in Sheffield 75 years ago while returning from a combat mission have been honoured, thanks to a British man who witnessed their crash as a child and has tended their memorial for decades.

According to eye-witnesses, on 22 February 1944 the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress, nicknamed ‘Mi Amigo’, attempted to land their badly damaged plane in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, to avoid local homes. However, after seeing children playing in the park – including an eight-year-old Tony Foulds – they crashed in nearby woods instead, killing all aboard.

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Do you know what your surname means and where it's come from? You don't? You've come to the right place. With the April issue of Family Tree we've got a cracking 32 guide to help you learn about your family names. From surname super-sleuth organisation the Guild of One-Name Studies, it's packed with advice to research your family surnames - wherever in the world they come from... Plus - inside the mag - we've got 10 top family history projects to help you organise your research, university research into our ancient 10,000 year old ancestor (he's the great-grandpa of us all) and the tale of an orphan, disinherited and banished into slavery - and his 30 year fight to regain what was rightfully his!