Slieveanorra Forest

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Slieveanorra Forest is situated in the rural north of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, near the villages of Corkey and Newtown Crommelin. It is a vast conifer forest and offers panoramic views. Altnahinch Dam is located on the edge of the forest and many tourists visit the area during the summer. Many types of animal and plant life reside in the area. It is named after Slieveanorra [Sliabh an Earra, 'mountain of the tail/ridge'].The Battle of Aura took place on the surrounding mountain Slieve-na-Aura.

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1942 airplane crash

In October 1942, a U.S. Air Force B17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed into a mountain beside the forest. The crash killed eight of the ten personnel on board. [1]

Memorial to the American servicemen Slieveanorra Crash Memorial.jpg
Memorial to the American servicemen

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References

  1. "Orra crash memorial call" Ballymoney Chronicle 19 July 2012

Coordinates: 55°02′33″N6°12′42″W / 55.04250°N 6.21167°W / 55.04250; -6.21167