This video walk tells a brief story of the Boeing RB-29A [F13-A] Superfortress 44-61999 ‘Over Exposed’ 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Reconnaissance Wing, 311 Air Division, Strategic Air Command, found at Higher Shelf Stones in the Peak District on Bleaklow, near Glossop in 1948 whilst on a routine flight to the American airbase at Burtonwood, Warrington.
The flight was carrying the payload of $7,400 dollars for the buttonwood base employees which incredibly escaped the inferno unharmed. Tragically, the All 13 crew members were killed – just 3 days before they were due to return home having survived WWII.
There are over 180 plane wreckages in the Peak District but none more prolific in terms of remains, than this super fortress – an incredible engineering masterpiece of the day and one which is the forerunner of modern jets of today. [Read More…]