Four F15E Strike Eagles flew over Cambridge American Cemetery on the way back to their base near Sheffield. It was quite loud over Comberton.
This was a part of a memorial flypast to honour 10 American airmen who died when their plane crashed 75 years ago; their B-17 Flying Fortress, Mi Amigo, crashed and exploded in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield.
The flypast over Sheffield were these F-15E Strike Eagles from RAF Lakenheath; a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II and a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, as well as a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby.
Captain Lauren Schlichting who flew an F15E Strike Eagle jet from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk as part of this Friday’s planned flypast, marking the 75th anniversary of the crash.
The 28-year-old, from Minnesota, said: “We definitely don’t take it lightly to be able to honour those who came before us and we’re happy to do it.”
Lieutenant Andrew Knighten, the weapons systems officer in the F15E, said: “It’s pretty humbling, honestly, just for everyone that’s gone before us and for us to get to fly over and just honour them.”