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First visit September 2008
Crashed in low cloud on Bleaklow near Glossop, England, 3rd November 1948. Routine flight from RAF Scampton, crew due to return home 3 days later. All 13 crew died.
This plane had taken part in the Berlin Airlift. Converted from a bomber to photo recon designation, hence the name.
Pilot; Captain Landon P. Tanner
Co-pilot, Captain Harry Stroud
engineer, Technical Sergeant Ralph Fields
navigator, Sergeant Charles Wilbanks
radio operator, Staff Sergeant Gene A. Gartner
radar operator, David D. Moore
camera crew, Technical Segeant Saul R. Banks,
Sergeant Donald R. Abrogast,
Sergeant Robert I. Doyle
Private First Class William M. Burrows.
Two other crew members were Corporal M. Franssen and Corporal George Ingram.
Acting as photographic advisor was Captain Howard Keel of the 4201st.
The wreck site is at grid reference SK 09062 94890 which is just to the east of the trig point on Higher Shelf Stones. It is about an hour’s walk there from the summit of Snake Pass.