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    Default Death of a Munnkey

    One of those stories to lighten things up :

    BBC News - Statue for Tojo, the monkey who dropped in for a drink

    A Flying Fortress got in trouble in 1943 and, of all places, ended up in Clonakilty.

    The airmen who initially thought they had landed in German-occupied Norway were armed and preparing to take the cyanide tablets in their possession until they were reassured that they were on friendly soil.

    A crowd gathered as they were taken into custody by local police.

    "The custody consisted of them being in a local hotel where a party ensued for three days," he said.
    They were eventually sent on to N.I. and the RAF but alas, their poor monkey, Tojo, couldn't take the pace of the party and

    During their stay, the US airmen were able to reciprocate the warm Irish welcome they had received by sharing their 36 bottles of rum with their hosts and Tojo.
    Now the sad part :

    "The efforts of local doctors, chemists, and vets failed to save the monkey and Tojo died of pneumonia," said Mr Tupper.

    "It was a great tragedy and people lined up and queued to see the dead monkey laid out on a sheet in a bed upstairs in the hotel."

    But Tojo had made a lasting impression during his short stay and was given a funeral, with full military honours.

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    Cute trick with the spelling. You will have the brown-nosers here salivating at the thought of a vacancy in the mod ranks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    One of those stories to lighten things up :

    BBC News - Statue for Tojo, the monkey who dropped in for a drink

    A Flying Fortress got in trouble in 1943 and, of all places, ended up in Clonakilty.



    They were eventually sent on to N.I. and the RAF but alas, their poor monkey, Tojo, couldn't take the pace of the party and



    Now the sad part :
    See this list-

    Foreign Aircraft in Ireland 1939 - 1945

    Scroll down to April 7, 1943- no mention of the monkey in the list of those on board!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    Cute trick with the spelling. You will have the brown-nosers here salivating at the thought of a vacancy in the mod ranks.
    If you wish to become a mod just put the word "munnkey" in every post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCKY View Post
    Cute trick with the spelling. You will have the brown-nosers here salivating at the thought of a vacancy in the mod ranks.
    Not to mention those howling about undocumented immigrants abusing our health sevices -

    "The efforts of local doctors, chemists, and vets failed to save the monkey..."

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    What kind of Rum? If it wasn't good quality Anéjo it wasn't worth it.
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    Waiting for REN before I comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    One of those stories to lighten things up :

    BBC News - Statue for Tojo, the monkey who dropped in for a drink

    A Flying Fortress got in trouble in 1943 and, of all places, ended up in Clonakilty.



    They were eventually sent on to N.I. and the RAF but alas, their poor monkey, Tojo, couldn't take the pace of the party and



    Now the sad part :
    That is a especially sad story to hear especially after a few drinks.
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    Interesting how many aircraft diverted to Rineanna (Shannon) were refueled and headed off again.
    That as the Battle of Atlantic was lost, German ac didn't appear over our skies, so Luftwaffe bombers were replaced bt 8th USAAF aircraft ferrying over to the UK (these were the West Cork and Clare crashes / diversions).

    Also how many of the USAAF aircrew sent on their way died later over Europe.
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    There is a plaque commemorating this outside one of the hotels on the main street in Clon. Think it is O' Donovans. Doesn't mention a monkey though.

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