Old Photograph Main Street Port Logan Scotland

Old photograph of the Main Street in Port Logan, Rhins of Galloway , Wigtownshire, Scotland. This Scottish village was formerly known as Port Nessock. The village was planned; it was created by Colonel Andrew MacDowall, the laird of Logan, in 1818. On 27 July 1944, two Douglas C-47 Skytrains of the United States Army Air Forces were on a flight from Filton to a stop at Prestwick before flying on to the United States. The flight was transporting wounded soldiers. The flight encountered bad weather, and the pilot of 42-93038 tried to gain altitude to clear the cliffs. The C-47 crashed into the cliff side at Port Logan, where sadly all 22 passengers and crew died.

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