In this video walk, I tell the brief story of the Boeing RB-29A [F13-A] Superfortress 44-61999 ‘Over Exposed’ which crashed on the 3rd November 1948 at Higher Shelf Stones in the Peak District on Bleaklow, near Glossop. Tragically, all the 13 crew members were killed – just 3 days before they were due to return home having survived WWII.
The Superfortress was on a routine flight from the American airbase at Burtonwood, Warrington. The flight was carrying the payload of $7,400 dollars for the buttonwood base employees.
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…]