C8005 : Carntogher: Maghera. Plaque for persons killed in World War Two air crash

taken 10 years ago, 5 km from Tamnyrankin, Northern Ireland

Carntogher: Maghera. Plaque for persons killed in World War Two air crash
Carntogher: Maghera. Plaque for persons killed in World War Two air crash
The three were on a flight to London, to attend a top level meeting with General Eisenhower. David Grimes LinkExternal link (Age 47) the only civilian on the flight, was an early radio pioneer and deeply involved in the development of radar. He worked closely with the US Military and a high level meeting was scheduled to take place just months before the D-day landings. His background was: Established his own radio manufacturing company in 1922, the radio was known as "The Baby Grand" Moved to Philco in 1934, became chief engineer 1941 and became Vice-President in charge of engineering in 1942. For more information log onto:LinkExternal link The plaque is located at the side of the "Old Coach Road" (original road from Maghera to Belfast) at map ref. C80287 05185. Access to this road is at the "Black Gate" map ref. C81200 04991
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 November, 2008
Category
Aircraft crash site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! C 80287 05185 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.2746N 6:44.9789W
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Irish: geotagged! C 80287 05185
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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