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Fairy Lochs

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The site contains a plaque commemorating the crew and passengers of the B-24 Liberator 42-95095 bomber, which crashed here on 13 June 1945.


, IV21 2AW , Gairloch , Highland , Scotland , UK

Located at the banks of Fairy Lochs, 4 miles south of Gairloch. The Fairy Lochs is a recent English name for Na Lochan Sgeireach and are a small group of freshwater lochans approximately 2 mi (3.2 km) southeast of the village of Badachro, near Gairloch in Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands. The crash site is not close to Badachro but about 3 miles (5 Km) away, or Gairloch about 5 miles (8 Km), but nearest to Shieldaig, as the map reference shows. It is about a mile (1.6 Km) south of Sshieldaig, via a path, and a 20-minute walk. The lochans have become known as the 'Fairy Lochs' due to their proximity to 'Śthean Ṃr' which translates as 'Big Fairy Hill'.

The lochans are close to Loch Bràigh Horrisdale, which flows into the Badachro River (Abhainn Bad a' Chrodha). There are several large waterfalls in the area, and Śthean Mor overlooks the Lochan Sgeireach and the bay of Loch Gairloch. The lochs are remote and are accessed over farmland and along paths through marshy ground. Although small and remote, the Fairy Lochs are notable as the crash site of an American World War II bomber.

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

57.676619 -5.677743

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