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ytareh
07-05-2009, 09:56 AM
This MIGHT be of interest to some .Its got a mini report on every one of hundreds of allied and axis planes that either landed or crashed in ('Free State'/'Eire') Ireland .Im amazed at the amount involved ...literally hundreds with many, many Fw200 Kondors ,B17s ,B24s ,Spitfires etc etc ...In one such incident a four star US General was involved in a B17G crash and 'sneaked' across the border in the dead of night.
Its hardly a secret that the government were neutral but biased towards the allies .(I was amazed to read (elsewhere ) that there were plans afoot to build a 'secret' RAF airbase hidden away in the heart of the country) However one lady was 'decorated' by Hitler for dragging a german airman from an Fw200!
The author of this amazing site is a DP Burke

http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm (http://www.skynet.ie/%7Edan/war/crashes.htm)

Pooca
07-05-2009, 01:30 PM
at the amount involved ...literally hundreds with many, many Fw200 Kondors ,B17s ,B24s ,Spitfires etc etc ...In one such incident a four star US General was involved in a B17G crash and 'sneaked' across the border in the dead of night.
Its hardly a secret that the government were neutral but

Theres a good book on the topic called "landfall Ireland" that came out a few years back not sure if it's easily available now. The bad weather and coastal mountains made Ireland hazardous for a lot of bombers it seems

ytareh
07-05-2009, 01:54 PM
So Pooca ("Ghost" in Irish!)are you from Ireland too?Youre not FI(Fighting Irish) Ghost are ya?

DuckyFluff
07-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Interesting how many of those interned pilots were able to "escape" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
I'm pretty sure all of them could have "escaped" but probably some knew when they were well off http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ytareh
07-05-2009, 04:03 PM
Yeah and it was sad to read that an awful lot of those (mostly allied) crew who 'escaped' went on to be killed in ops .

ytareh
07-05-2009, 04:08 PM
This was a pretty naff movie


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115770/plotsummary


about the 'internment ' of WW2 aircrew in Ireland


...only memorable thing about it was Jean Butler!(Original flame haired Riverdance babe in a VERY rare 'acting' role!)NOT Gabriel Byrne's finest work by a long shot!