Scattered Wreckage
Scattered Wreckage

On November 3rd 1948, during a flight from Scampton in Lincolnshire to the Burtonwood United States Air Force base near Warrington in Lancashire, a B29 Superfortress "Over Exposed" crashed on to the high ground at Higher Shelf Stones. The pilot of the aircraft, Captain Landon P. Tanner had been given a briefing before the 20 minute flight that there would be broken cloud between 2,000 and 4,000 feet with a visibility of 4 - 6 miles.

All thirteen crew perished...

Date: 28/05/16

Location: Higher Shelf Stones, Derbyshire Peaks.

Photographer: Martin J. Bryers

Scattered Wreckage

On November 3rd 1948, during a flight from Scampton in Lincolnshire to the Burtonwood United States Air Force base near Warrington in Lancashire, a B29 Superfortress "Over Exposed" crashed on to the high ground at Higher Shelf Stones. The pilot of the aircraft, Captain Landon P. Tanner had been given a briefing before the 20 minute flight that there would be broken cloud between 2,000 and 4,000 feet with a visibility of 4 - 6 miles.

All thirteen crew perished...

Date: 28/05/16

Location: Higher Shelf Stones, Derbyshire Peaks.

Photographer: Martin J. Bryers