Flags stolen from Sheffield war memorial

Thieves have stolen two flags from a Sheffield war memorial, which honours the lives of ten US servicemen who were killed when they plane came down during the Second World War.

Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 12:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th May 2018, 12:57 pm
The Mi Amigo memorial.

Two American flags have been stolen from the Mi Amigo memorial, in Endcliffe Park - where the plane came down on February 24, 1944.

The airmen, led by pilot Lieutenant John Kriegshauser, were on their 15th mission of a 25-raid tour of duty when they were tasked to attack a German-held airfield in Denmark.

The Mi Amigo crew.

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Their plane was badly damaged in at attack by German fighters and they got into difficulties over Sheffield on their way home.

The crew of the B17 bomber Mi-Amigo all died when their four-engined bomber crashed into a wooded hillside behind what is now Endcliffe Park’s cafe.

The the exact circumstances surrounding the crash of the Mi Amigo remain a mystery but it is believed he B-17's pilot was looking for a safe place to land and 'zeroed in' on Endcliffe Park.