Mem­o­ries of the For­ties came flood­ing back

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Message Board - KEN­NETH HOOK

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.”

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