Donegal Corridor

Donegal Corridor (HM1DKM)

Location: Arcadia, FL BT93 3FY Desoto County
Country: United Kingdom
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N 54° 28.751', W 8° 5.639'

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During the Second World War (1939-1945) Sunderland and Catalina Flying Boats from RAF Castle Archdale were given permission by the neutral Irish Free State government to fly along the River Erne between Belleek and Ballyshannon. This was known as the Donegal Corridor. Young airmen flew out to the mid-Atlantic to give protection to shipping convoys. A number of planes crashed in the locality.

This plaque is in memory of the airmen and seamen from America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Britain and Ireland who lost their lives in the Battle of the Atlantic.
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 558704 N 6037215
Decimal Degrees54.47918333, -8.09398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 28.751', W 8° 5.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 28' 45.06" N, 8° 5' 38.34" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 A47, Arcadia FL BT93 3FY, GB
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