J1308 : Memorial plaque to the crew of the Consolidated Liberator AL577

taken 22 days ago, near to Rampark, Jenkinstown Cross and Spellickanee, Louth, Ireland

Memorial plaque to the crew of the Consolidated Liberator AL577
Memorial plaque to the crew of the Consolidated Liberator AL577
Slievenaglogh (310m) rises abruptly from the coastal plain behind Jenkinstown. In March 1943 it was the site of a fatal air accident when the Liberator AL 577 of RAF 108 Squadron, H.Q. Middle East storm tossed on a flight from Egypt to RAF Hurn in Dorset, crashed into the mountain with the loss of 15 of its complement of 19 crew and passengers. Having located Dublin by its lights the pilot had flown at fairly low level along the east coast of Ireland hoping to land at an RAF base in Northern Ireland but ran into the mountains of the Cooley peninsula.


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Tuesday, 26 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 October, 2017
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Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Air transport  People, Events 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 132 089 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.0409N 6:16.4163W
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Irish: geotagged! J 130 089
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