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 andThe 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.
Now the sad part :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.
"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.