Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council

Serving the people of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott

Clerk: Mr Mark Hunter
Ashbury, Caldecott
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN9 6AR

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Mi Amigo B17 crash - Fly past to mark 75 years

Mi Amigo B17 crash - Fly past to mark 75 years

On Friday 22nd February 2019, aircraft from the USAF 48th Fighter Wing, the 100th Air Refueling Wing and the 352nd Special Operations Wings will fly past the crash site memorial in Endclliffe Park, Sheffield, to pay tribute to the 10 US aircrew of the Mi Amigo who lost their lives 75 years ago.

[Creative Commons image from the IWM]

The Mi Amigo was a B17 bomber that was transferred to the the 364th Bomb Squadron, part of the 305th Bomb Group based at RAF Chelveston on 30th January 1944. On the 22nd February 1944 it had been on a raid on the German airfield at Ålborg in occupied Denmark and had returned, badly damaged, approx 80 miles off course at Sheffield, where it crash landed. The wreckage was recovered on 25 February and taken to the 2nd Strategic Air Depot at Little Staughton.

Mi Amigo Crew:
First Lieutenant John Glennon Krieghauser, pilot.
Second Lieutenant Lyle J Curtis, co-pilot
Second Lieutenant John W Humphrey, navigator
Second Lieutenant Melchor Hernandez, bombardier
Staff Sergeant Robert E Mayfield, radio operator
Staff Sergeant Harry W Estabrooks, engineer / top turret gunner
Sergeant Charles H Tuttle, ball-turret gunner
Sergeant Maurice O Robbins, tail gunner
Sergeant Vito R Ambrosio, right waist gunner
Muster Sergeant George U Williams, left waist gunner

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:37 by Mark Hunter

Tags: 305th BG(H)