Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Crash of flying boat at sea off Carrowmore, Doonbeg , December 1941
headstone transcriptions for Miltown Malbay Church of Ireland Graveyard on the library website in 2010 which contained details of the burials of four British Airforce crew prompted a query on our Clare Past Forum regarding the background to the burials. It emerged the airmen were killed in a crash of a flying boat at sea off Carrowmore, Doonbeg in December 1941. Details of the crash were found on a website – Foreign Aircraft Landings: Ireland 1939-1945 - run by aeronautical engineer Dennis Burke. The Doonbeg landing is outlined here http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/w3988.htm and more in-depth information is provided on this PDF http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/w3988.pdf.