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Thomas Rauscher

Hochstrahlbrunnen - Erste Wiener Hochquellenwasserleitung

Pip Price

B29 Super Fortress that didn't make it home

Shelf Moor, Glossop, England, UK

September 21st. 2006 12:00BST

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© 2006 Pip Price, All Rights Reserved.

Boeing RB-29A 44-61999, known as "Overexposed", of the 16th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, 91st Reconnaissance Group, 311th Air Division, Strategic Air Command, USAF, crashed at Higher Shelf Stones near Glossop 3rd November 1948.

"Overexposed" was on a routine flight from RAF Scampton to American AFB Burtonwood. It is thought the aircraft crashed whilst descending through cloud.

The site is well preserved with more to see than most - the remains of all four engines can be seen as well as the undercarriage legs, sections of wing and various other bits of twisted metal.

All thirteen crew were killed. They were:-

Landon P. Tanner Captain Pilot AO44484

Harry A. Stroud Captain Co-pilot AO725371

Ralph W. Fields Technical Sergeant Engineer AF13015734

Charles R. Wilbanks Sergeant Navigator AF14067868

Gene A. Gartner Staff Sergeant Radio Operator AF3373638

David D. Moore Staff Sergeant Radar Operator AF34056859

Saul R. Banks Technical Sergeant Camera Crew AF14243965

Donald R. Abrogast Sergeant Camera Crew AF15090583

Robert I. Doyle Staff Sergeant Camera Crew AF6918518

William M. Burrows Private 1st Class Camera Crew AF17234997

Clarence M. Franssen Corporal Passenger AF19263748

George Ingram Jr Corporal Passenger AF20822424

Howard E. Keel Captain Acting Photographic Advisor AO737964

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 53° 27' 2.52" N
Long: 2° 52' 54.36" W

Elevation: 621m

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Camera:- Nikon D70 Lens :- Nikkor 10.5mm Panohead :- 360precision Software :- PTMac, Photoshop, CubicConvertor, Quicktime

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