Maid of Harlech

Maid of Harlech Given Protected Status

A crashed World War II plane on the Welsh coast, the Maid of Harlech, has been given protected status by the Welsh government. 

The wreck of a World War Two American Lockheed P-38 Lightning bomber plane that crashed off the Welsh coast in 1942, known locally as the Maid of Harlech, has been granted protected status by the Welsh government. The plane, which can occasionally be seen on the seabed, is the first military aircraft crash site in the UK to be protected for its historic and archaeological value. The name given to the plane derives from a Welsh castle of the 13th century.

Maid of Harlech
Photograph: Joseph Mearman/SCSEE/Bangor University

For more information you can read Stephen Morris’s article here.


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