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Media CaptionLen Nite Crash survived, but colleagues including Reginald L. Hammond (bottom row, right), Robert L. Sprot (bottom row, left) and Daniel Minn (top row, far right) were killed.

Highclass Castle Blockbuster TV series is the setting of Downtown Abbey, but English is part of the real life play of the superb house. During World War II, its land was a scene of many plane crashes – one of which also would survive miraculously.

Depressed and rarely conscious, technical SGTO Leonard J. Nity players and other estate staff were found in the slums in front of the cedar tree.

The 21-year-old radio operator was apparently cleared of the US bomber, whose crash was being wasted rapidly.

"I had a flash," the US Airman would remember after the year. "I thought someone hit me later and breathe my breath."

From the United States Air Force 326, he and his six colleagues completed 33 missions by Bombardment Squadron and were waiting for the order to return home at the time of the crash.

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The flying fortresses are spread over the field of Highclair Castle, which is now a popular tourist attraction.

His B-17 Flying Fortress – a Fort Worth Jailhouse – was a short non-operational flight on the Airbaz near the Greenham Common, and was surrounded by highclass castles before flying south, in bad weather and poor visibility.

The bomb proved to be fatal after the bomber cut down some trees on a large hill and broke into a marvelous home ground.

Other crew members – T / SgT Nitin's close friends – all died.

Three days before the end of World War II in Europe, the date was 5 May 1945.

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During World War Two, T / SGT Lane was a Nita Radio operator

Celebrating Wei Day at the Battle-Shattered Convention, Lane Nitti survived her injuries, which included a broken and badly filled arm. After months, they were taken home in the US to return to civilian life.

He met his wife John in 1948, married four years later and had five children. Mr. Niti became a mechanical engineer and settled with his family in Chicago, where he was born and grew up.

Because of the generality among those who served in World War II, the former carrier rarely talked about his warfare experiences, and in May 1945 he also talked about the psychological effect of the solely affected person on the day that he did not end. .

John Nittie, who is currently 88, said that her husband "never talked about" the crash.

"He was a very quiet man, he was a very humble man," she said.

"The only person talking about this is not there. But those people who really were thick, they would never talk about it."

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Len and Joan Nitti had five children: (left to right) Laura, Kathy, Pati, Mike and Mary

After years of returning from war, Mr Niti recalls that military reunion with her husband in Texas.

As the couple entered the tent, a former colleague got up, "turned white" and said: "My God, Nitya, you are alive! I thought that you have died."

It turned out that some of its fellow airplanes flew on the crash site the next day and assumed that the entire crew of B-17 was killed.

Mrs Nitya briefly said, "They were falsely informed."

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This year the B-17 flew over the fort in a memorial event

Len Nity might have probably believed that he would never return to the UK because he was a US citizen in 1945. He was back in the same place – he was very little where he had already suffered many injuries.

But in 1990, he returned to Britain – and Highclair.

Mrs Nity said she and her family had arrived near England, "she got a strain in the plane".

It was a journey that gave birth to memories and feelings of disaster again, the father of five often kept for himself.

His wife said, "I gave him a lot of credit because he returns to England on the flight, he has white jobs."

At the time of arrival in Hampshire, about 60 miles south-west of London, Mr Nitie said that an elderly gardener comes directly to her husband with "tears in the eyes".

"He said, & # 39; We've heard the crash and I was one of the first to run on the mountain. & # 39;

"I do not know how he hacked to the hill because it's a long time, but he said that he got nad (because he knew his family) against the tree."

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Highclair Castle was the primary setting for all the six TV series of Downton Abbey, and is also the main filming location for the movie due next year's release.

As the family withdrew the phase of the B-17 crash, Mr. Niti – without any guidelines – went to the Cedar tree, where he was injured more than four decades ago.

"Appearance on her face," said Mrs Nity.

"I can not imagine what he is thinking."

Her daughter, Mary Nity, said: "Dad really needed to stop. He needed to go back and face the demon.

"I think he helps him in many ways."

In a family video show on the 1990's trip – which Mr Nity had withdrawn the dreadful B-17 fragment – his father remembers that before the plane struck on the Sidon Hill trees, "something was going to happen".

"I grabbed my voice, I got up and there was a flash in front of me," Mr. Nitie, who was behind the plane, while the rest of the crew were sitting in the cockpit.

"Last I remember that there was a tree. I think the plane is divided into half."

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BA-17, who landed from RAF Puddington, moved ahead to Sidon Hill before he landed on Highclair Castle.

But how could the radio operator survive?

Historian and former Concord pilot Stephen Boill-Smith said, "The weather was bad with less cloud, rain and poor visibility."

"We believe that the aircraft removes the Greenham Common from a mile or more. The athletes said they heard the bomber climbing the top of the castle, go to the fort sphere twice and then turn south."

266 meters (873 feet) visible to the eyes of the hill pilot suddenly

Mr Boill-Smith said, "They saw him in the last minute, shot the engine down, but unfortunately he cut down on top of the trees and the plane came down and crashed on the other side of the hill."

He said that the radio operator had probably been affected by the plane, before the scrappy bomber came to the hill, because it was very far from B-17.

Mr Boill-Smith said that Airman was thrown back in the tail and he came down and saved his life.

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103 feet (31 meters) can be up to 6,000 lbs (2,700 kg) of bombs, from WingPen and four engines, B-17 bombers, Flying Fortress nicknames, to Berlin.

Roger Mills, one of Europe's last AirWire B-17 pilots, told the BBC that the bomber has contributed to its crew and crew by its "very basic" flying controls and equipment, which is unable to avoid clipping Hilpipts. Trees

"You need a visible perspective to create a maneuvers, because it is too late to see them, they could not do anything about it."

"Looking at the hill next to them, there are many adrenaline. Call for full power and then there are many muscles to pull the nose.

"I think they understood that it would be too late and they would hit the hill."

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Lady Carnarwon, who lives in Hykcalre Castle, talks with Stephen Boehihil-Smith about how the Lane Niti B-17 survived the crash.

On January 21, 2018, Lenn Nitti was 94 years old, a few days after reporting the plans of Highclair Castle, Earl and Corner of Cornerwon, who respected Airman who lost his life on the estate.

Mrs. Nity said, "This was stupid on her face."

"He was very happy. Those people were really close friends.

"He saw me and tears in his eyes – and my husband never cried.

"That meant it was terrible and I was glad that he could hear it."

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The cedar statue in the memory of the first lieutenant Reginald L. Hammond, 1st lie Robert L. Sprouts, T / SGT Jacob Buikama, S / SGT Daniel Minken, second lieutenant John F. Duffy and second lieutenant William J. Dutton, who all died in crash lanes. Nity survived

In September, an airport airport statue was introduced at Highclair Castle to mark the death of the victims of the B-17 accident, and 13 others who were killed in various air disasters. Highclair during World War II

Mary Nity said, "My father did not talk too much and he did not even have his horn."

"It was not really until it was a Highclair event, [we realised] It was so important that she survived.

"It is very attractive to know who it represents."

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