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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.
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
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.
Return to the Bleaklow Superfortress crash site main page for more photos and directions to the crash site etc