J3625 : Co Down: Chimney Rock Mountain Air Crash

near to Dunmore, Ireland

Co Down: Chimney Rock Mountain Air Crash
Co Down: Chimney Rock Mountain Air Crash
On the 10 April 1944 at 14:45hrs three B26 Marauders from the USAAF took off from Toome airfield on a gunnery training mission. Approximately three quarters of an hour later at 15:30hrs the aircraft were two to three mile east of Kilkeel. The left wingman flying aircraft No.41-18150, piloted by Second Lt. Howell C. Osborne Jr. in an attempt to get over the Mourne Mountains flew into a cloud bank and crashed into the side of Chimney Rock Mountain, all five airmen were killed in the crash. As reported in a similar situation in Donegal Urris Hills Air Crash C2941 : Donegal. "Urris Hills Air Crash" Elevation 235 metres (770 feet) when six young airmen were killed:
It almost seems an obscenity that such a peaceful and beautiful place, six young airmen disorientated by thick fog and struggling to recognise a familiar landmark in unfamiliar terrain should die in such tragic circumstances.
"Courtesy of the Derry Journal"
More information can be obtained by logging onto: LinkExternal link Photo taken from elevation: 600 metres (1967 feet) Discoverer Series Map No.29
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2011
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Geograph (Second Visitor for J3625)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 October, 2011
Geographical Context
People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 36266 25560 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.6598N 5:54.8774W
Photographer Location
Irish: geotagged! J 36266 25560
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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