Cnoc an Uininn Panoramic Viewing Point and Spitfire Memorial Plaque
Sitting high in the hills on the road between Gleneely and Redcastle lies the Cnoc an Uininn Panoramic Viewing Point and Spitfire Memorial Plaque. It is located close to the spot where during WW2 an RAF Spitfire crashed on November 30th 1941.
The plane was flown by American pilot Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe, who parachuted safely out of the plane, as it crashed into the side of Glenshinny Mountain it became buried in the bog and was lost. The pilot was interned at the Curragh army camp but escaped and made his way to Belfast. Read more about him here.
In June 2011, 70 years after the crash historians Steve Vissard, Jeff Careless, Gareth Jones discovered and excavated the wreckage along with eight Browning machine guns and about a thousand rounds of ammunition.
The viewing platform has fantastic views of West Inishowen. and has a large car park, picnic area and the Spitfire Memorial Plaque. From the car park why not try the Cnoc an Uininn to Lough Fad walk
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