In 1943, when Ireland was officially in Emergency mode, an American B-17 Flying Fortress en route from Marrakesh to England got lost and went off course. Almost out of fuel, the crew of the T’ain’t-a-Bird made a forced, unscheduled landing in White’s Marsh, outside Clonakilty. Looking out, the crew of ten thought they were in Norway, until curious locals started arriving on bicycles and enlightened them. By all accounts, they were giving a sustained and rousing welcome. Interned in O’Donovan’s Hotel in Clonakilty, the crew made merry while efforts were made to build a makeshift runway.
A Secret Map of Ireland by Rosita Boland, page 59
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