NG8071 : Aircraft wreck at shore of one of Fairy Lochs

taken 5 years ago, near to Shieldaig, Highland, Great Britain

Aircraft wreck at shore of one of Fairy Lochs
Aircraft wreck at shore of one of Fairy Lochs, taken 5 years ago
Lochan Sgeireach appears to be a singular name but it seems to be used here plurally for the group of lochs south and south-west of Sdhean Mr.
In 1945 this was the location of tragedy when a US Air Force aircraft crashed killing all 15 men on board as it was returning to the USA; wreckage is strewn around the lochan and a plaque naming the victims is fixed to a rock.
(Note: at least one edition of OS Landranger 19 indicates the memorial site to be not here but on the northern shore of a larger loch of the group, to the south-east.)
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year taken
2012
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Geograph
Date Taken
Sunday, 20 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8082 7111 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.5778N 5:40.6550W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 8082 7113
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Lochan  Heather Moorland  Plane Wreckage 

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