Memories of the Forties came flooding back
THANK you for the very interesting article entitled Last of the B-17 boys in the June 3 issue.
Reading it brought back memories of those inspiring days of the 1940s.
I remember with clarity visiting the local bases as a school boy with my father who worked for the Corona soft drinks company and used to deliver to these airfields.
On one occasion, I am sure it was Glatton because we had already been to Alconbury, my father parked his flatbed lorry outside the Officers’ Mess to unload, and right next to a B-17G that was in quite a shot up condi- tion, with flack holes in its tail fin area and looking quite the worse for wear. Greg Ambarchian (20) from Orton, Peterborough, said: “How about the World keepy uppy champion? Football is a world sport which would bring everyone together.”