B-29 Overexposed Crash Site by Tobias Johnston

B-29 Overexposed Crash Site

The wreckage of a WWII-era USAAF RB-29 Superfortress aircraft nicknamed 'Overexposed' that crashed on the Bleaklow moors above Glossop in Derbyshire in 1948. The plane was originally outfitted as a reconnaissance aircraft, and participated photographing the 'Able' nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll in 1946, before assisting with the Berlin Airlift a couple of years later. During a routine transfer from RAF Scampton to the USAF base near Warrington, the plane failed to clear the hills and crashed into the moorland killing all 13 crew on board.