USAAF C-47 42-108982 in Ashton Clough

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C-47 42-108982, near Glossop, Peak District

Peak District, Derbyshire.

Crew1st Lt G.L.JOHNSON USAAF
1st Lt E.W.BURNS USAAF
1st Lt B.W. IZLAR USAAF
Sgt T.R. McCROCKLIN USAAF
Sgt F.M MALONEY USAAF
Cpl G.R ALEXANDER USAAF
LAC J.D MAIN RAF

This was a routine flight from Leicestershire to Glasgow, 24 July 1945. RAF Leading Aircraftman Main was a passenger.

The Dakota crashed on James’s Thorn, just metres away from where Lancaster KB993 had crashed a couple of months earlier. All crew members were kiilled. Much of the wreckage was pushed down the hill and into Ashton Clough, so that passing aircraft would not report it as a new crash.

6 comments on “USAAF C-47 42-108982 in Ashton Clough
  1. redrocker_9 says:

    I love it! The moss, the rust…excellent!

  2. Steve P.Kane (S.P.K.Photography) off & On says:

    cool shot my friend

  3. Steve P.Kane (S.P.K.Photography) off & On says:

    cool shot my friend

  4. Tech Owl says:

    A picture says a thousand words – this one in particular

  5. Liesje says:

    Stunningly beautiful area, sad history.

  6. jerseyimage says:

    Interesting series.

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