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Contributed by 
cambsaction
People in story: 
John Osbourn
Location of story: 
Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire
Article ID: 
A4270213
Contributed on: 
25 June 2005

At the farm in the afternoons B17s used to come over the farm to their base. I always watched because of what thought were fireworks, I was very young at the time, much later I found out that these “fireworks” were the red flares sent up by pilots to indicate there were injured in the planes. These memories have had a profound effect on me as I now paint pictures of planes for museums.

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