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Arenig Fawr

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A memorial plaque remembering a crash of a B-17 Bomber.


LL41 4TR , 4TR , Bala , Gwynedd , Wales , UK

Site is a mountain top in Wales, located in the Snowdonia National Park. Arenig Fawr (854m) (English: Great High Ground) is a mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales, close to Llyn Celyn reservoir, alongside the A4212 between Trawsfynydd and Bala. The easy-to-moderate climb to the summit takes about 2 hours from Llyn Celyn. There are no readily identifiable footpaths, but the route is marked by an old wire boundary fence. The summit, which is also known as Moel yr Eglwys (English: Bare hill of the church), has a trig point and a memorial to eight American aircrew who died when their B-17F #42-3124 crashed on 4 August 1943. Some of the crash wreckage is still scattered across the hillside 300 m (330 yds) from the memorial location.

Map reference (click on pin to see Lat/Long):

52.9171 -3.7459 LL41 4TR

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