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The Missing Man Formation The 'Missing Man' Formation in honor of those lost in the Mi Amigo crash – planes are F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath's Liberty Wing. All photos courtesy Sheffield Council, by Ian Spooner

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Pictures from the Mi Amigo Flypast
Sometimes, pictures say more than any words could. These images tell the story of a moving, unforgettable morning as Tony Foulds, the USAF, the RAF and two nations honor the Mi Amigo 10. Photographer Ian Spooner sent back these images of an incredible day.

All photos ©Ian Spooner. Published on February 22, 2019

Endcliffe Park Flypast BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern (2nd right) and Charlie Stayt (right) covered the event live from Endcliffe Park
Endcliffe Park Flypast Re-enactors took part in the day to give viewers and attendees an insight into the life of US Air Force personnel during World War II
Endcliffe Park Flypast Tony was the undoubted star of the show. Receiving huge applause whenever his name was mentioned, Tony's silent dedication to the Mi Amigo 10 for all these years was rightly celebrated alongside remembering those 10 US Air Personnel who made the greatest sacrifice to save Tony and his childhood friends, 75 years ago.
Endcliffe Park Flypast All eyes were on the sky!
Endcliffe Park Flypast The morning sunrise made for some amazing shots, including the first aircraft of the Flypast, a Douglas C-47 Dakota from RAF Coningsby.
Endcliffe Park Flypast Members of the Air Training Corps were just one of many military personnel honoring the Mi Amigo 10.
Endcliffe Park Flypast UK and US veterans turned out for the ocassion - members of the British Royal Legion helped to organize a memorial service at both Endcliffe Park and Cambridge American Cemetery
Endcliffe Park Flypast A day to celebrate the dedication and commitment of both US and UK armed forces throughout history to our safety and security
Endcliffe Park Flypast Members of the US Air Force stationed in the UK took their place at the event to remember the 10 US Airmen who died in the Mi Amigo Crash. RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall, both USAF bases in Britain, were instrumental in the organization and presentation of the Flypast.
Endcliffe Park Flypast Branch Bugler Norman Cawkwell, of the Frecheville Sheffield branch of the Royal British Legion, took part in the service.
Endcliffe Park Flypast A salute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day 75 years ago.
Endcliffe Park Flypast The Dakota was in the colors of 233 Squadron, who flew during World War II and were involved in D-Day Operations
Endcliffe Park Flypast The MC130J Commando II and the C22 Osprey from 352 special operations wing of RAF Mildenhall taking part in the Flypast
Endcliffe Park Flypast A KC 135 stratotanker from the 100th air refueling wing, also known as the Bloody Hundredth, from RAF Mildenhall
Endcliffe Park Flypast The UK Air Force also played a part in the service, with two Typhoons from RAF Coningsby as part of the Flypast
Endcliffe Park Flypast The Missing Man Formation, in tribute to those 10 US Airmen of the Mi Amigo who sacrificed themselves to save others.


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