G9358 : The Donegal Corridor

taken 3 months ago, near to Cloghope, Beleek and Belleek, Ireland

The Donegal Corridor
The Donegal Corridor
A plaque on the bridge at Belleek.

During the Second World War (1938-1945) Sunderland and Catalina flying boats from RAF Castle Archdale were given permission by the neutral Irish Free State government to fly along the River Erne between Belleek and Ballyshannon. this was known as the Donegal Corridor. Young airmen flew out to the mid-Atlantic to give protection to shipping convoys. A number of planes crashed in the locality.
This plaque is in memory of the airmen and seamen from America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Ireland who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 October, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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Irish: geotagged! G 939 589 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.7390N 8:5.6539W
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Irish: geotagged! G 939 589
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