Wreckage of USAAF C47 Skytrain 42-108982, in Ashton Clough on Bleaklow.

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

All on board were killed when this Dakota crashed while on a routine flight from Leicestershire to Glasgow, 24 July 1945. RAF Leading Aircraftman Main was a passenger.

This was part of the fuselage – or the port wing. See this thread.


Passenger LAC J.D MAIN, RAF

Textures used with kind permission of SkeletalMess

19 comments on “Wreckage of USAAF C47 Skytrain 42-108982, in Ashton Clough on Bleaklow.
  1. pasujoba says:

    The light reflecting off the wreckage is tremendous , the textures combined with the light makes the wreckage appear very solid and substantial.

  2. Keartona says:

    I do like that light revealing all the rivets on the side and making it look like a piece of armour dropped by some giant.

  3. Ian D B says:

    Cheers both. I had to fiddle about with it, should’ve taken longer over trying to get the light right, was too lazy to put the polarising filter on.

    Re; the wreckage, you notice that panel has been missing for years, but in my head I thought this was more complete as well.

  4. rob of rochdale says:

    amazing stuff. You’ve caught this shot perfect with the gorgeous scenery as a backdrop

  5. redrocker_9 says:

    I think the texture brings a great ambiance to the image

  6. Richard Tierney says:

    Agree the light on this Ian is fabulous… when you stand at the side of what little there is there… you make it look quite substantial.

    Cracking image….

  7. mick cooke says:

    sad story but a great photo ian

  8. het broertje van.. says:

    Such impressive work here man…………….what about those rivets……………..Beautiful Ian!!!


  9. SolarScot. says:

    this is an amazing shot

  10. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    Big bit of plane right enough, as for the rivets…plenty of them and shown of nicely in the capture.

  11. Nate Parker Photography says:

    i would really, Really like this shot were it not for the texture effect on the sky, this would be the book cover-

  12. Ian D B says:

    many thanks everyone.

    Sorry you’re not keen on the texture. If honest, I am going to have to go on a texture diet, I struggle to resist using them now. In this instance, it covered a washed out distant landscape. Had I got it right in the first place, I may not have needed the texture…

  13. theojames says:

    nice capture

  14. Neal. says:

    Eerie shot, like the light on that fuselage.

  15. Tech Owl says:

    You’ve managed to get this balanced with the textures and detail – nice one Ian

  16. RodtheRhodie says:

    Wonderful detail and textures here Ian

  17. McAlister says:

    I really love the textures here Ian, and the light on all those rivets.

  18. gastephen says:

    Nice job! Love the light on those rivets. TBH though, I think I prefer the original.

    ~ Graham ~
    Drop by my photostream!

  19. f3liney says:

    Very poignant shot. nice treatment too.

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