An amazing location for walkers on the Hartle Trail is Slieveanorra Mountain. Walkers will be able to view a memorial dedicated to the American service men who perished there on 3rd October 1942. A B-17 from the 401st Bomb Squadron crashed with 10 airmen onboard. There were only 2 survivors. The crewmen were:
- 2nd Lt. Robert Allen
- Pvt. Justin C. Hamblin
- Cpl. Leon R. Harrison (survived)
- Cpl. John N. Gibson,
- 2nd Lt. Leonard Koebel
- Cpt. Dale Lasselle
- 1st Lt. John A. McLean
- Sgt. Robert J. Vaughan
- Capt. George C. Wassell
- Pfc. Norman E. Wickes (survived)
Harrison and Wickes were the only survivors.
A memorial stone was erected and a commemoration ceremony was held on 10 September 2014. Relatives of Cpl. Leon Harrison were in attendance.
The summit can be reached from the south west via the Moyle Way on the Orra Scenic Route or approached from the South through Slieve an Orra forest.
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