The USAAF Liberator crash site, although small and remote, the Fairy Lochs are notable as the crash site of an American World War II bomber. On June 13, 1945, a USAAF B-24 Liberator bomber was returning home to the USA from Prestwick Airfield at the end of World War II. The crew of nine was from 66th Bomber Squadron, also on board were six crewmen from Air Transport Command. Its route via Keflavík in Iceland should have taken the aircaft over Stornoway in the Western Isles, but for an unknown reason the aircraft flew over the Scottish mainland. Over Wester Ross the Liberator began to lose height, and struck the summit of Slioch, a 980m mountain overlooking Loch Maree, losing parts of its bomb bay doors, before flying on towards Gairloch. An attempted crash-landing resulted in the B-24 colliding with rocks and crashing into the Fairy Lochs, scattering wreckage over a wide area. All 15 crew and passengers on board perished in the accident. The area of the crash is now an official WW2 grave.