USAF B-29 Superfortress 44-61999 “Over Exposed” at Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow, Dark Peak.

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September 2008 visit

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.

CREW
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, Staff Sergeant David D. Moore

CAMERA CREW
Technical Sergeant Saul R. Banks
Sergeant Donald R. Abrogast
Sergeant Robert I. Doyle
Private First Class William M. Burrows.
Corporal M. Franssen
Corporal George Ingram
Acting as photographic adviser was Captain Howard Keel of the 4201st Motion Picture Unit.

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.

4 comments on “USAF B-29 Superfortress 44-61999 “Over Exposed” at Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow, Dark Peak.
  1. penske666 says:

    Gosh – never realised there was anywhere with this much wreckage exposed!

  2. pasujoba says:

    Good stuff, Ian

  3. piotr szafel - www.piotrszafel.com - ps photograph says:

    is it still there all that stuff ?

  4. cgullz says:

    neat to find this and have read about it. also, that link to the map was amazing btw. incredible how ‘apparent’ that wreckage is, and how insane cool that landscape would be for aerial abstract shots!

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