Short Sunderland ML 858 St Kilda
During World War II, a flying boat, Short Sunderland ML858 of 302 MFU, was on a Navex from Oban, and crashed at the head of Gleann Mòr on Hirta, St Kilda just before midnight on June 7, 1944 (the day after D-Day), with the loss of ten crew - six New Zealanders, an Australian and three Britons. The time of the event may explain why this wreck is also reported on June 8, 1944. The wreckage was later dismantled and buried by the RAF during the summer of 1944.
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