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B17 Flying Fortress near Loch Rangag

In April 01 Flash and myself went to Sutherland to see what remained of a B17 Flying Fortress which ditched in a bog in 1945. We were surprised to discover that much remained due to the inhospitable nature of the terrain, a two and a half mile slog through the bog to the remains certainly showed us why there was plenty still in evidence!

Myself examining one of the two engines still at the site, the piston head can be seen hanging out of the radial engine this would have been damaged as the plane skidded across the bog.

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Flash looks through the only engine cowling at the site.

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Myself beside what I believe to be one of the engine superchargers the boggy nature of the site is apparent from the photos.

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Flash looks across to the tail section of the B17 which became detached during the ditching and now lies in a burn 30 metres from the main site.

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The other engine at the site which lies close to the cowling.

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