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Cairngarroch Bay

Crash site

Detailed history

Site of the loss of a Douglas C-47A aircraft in a tragic accident which occurred at Cairngarroch Bay, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Wigtownshire on 27th July 1944, killing all 22 people on board. The plane was carrying back wounded servicemen from Normandy.
A plaque was dedicated to victims of the accident at the crash site on 27th July 1999.

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People

  • Jay Alcorn

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • James Ayers

    Military | Private | Infantry
    James E.W. Ayers was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff...

  • Ernest Corvin

    Military | Sergeant | Infantry
    Ernest H. Corvin was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff...

  • Edmund Davis

    Military | Private | Infantry
    Edmund L. Davis was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • S Gilmour

    Military | Passenger (RAF)
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • James Green

    Military | Private First Class | Infantry
    James D. Green was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • Donald Hammerstrom

    Military | Private First Class | Infantry
    Donald R. Hammerstrom was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a...

  • Galen Hendricks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • Raymond Hutchings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 441st Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on 27 July 1944, on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

  • John Ingram

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Infantry
    John W. Ingram was a patient on board C-47 (serial number 42-93038) which was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff,...

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Aircraft

  • 42-93038

    C-47 Skytrain
    On 27 July 1944, C-47 (serial number 42-93038) was transporting wounded infantrymen back to the US from France on a flight from Filton to Prestwick. The pilot was forced to fly low, because of cloud cover and struck a cliff, killing all 22 people on...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2019 09:16:17 U.S. Embassy-London Changes to history
Sources

This entry was collected by the United States Embassy as part of a campaign to remember the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy (D-Day). Personal stories from veterans and members of the British public were collected to celebrate the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.
Sandy Rankin submitted this entry.

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2019 09:15:29 U.S. Embassy-London Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and aircraft associations
Sources

This entry was collected by the United States Embassy as part of a campaign to remember the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy (D-Day). Personal stories from veterans and members of the British public were collected to celebrate the sacrifices made in the name of freedom.
Sandy Rankin submitted this entry.

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