A sad and sobering tale…..
I was inspired to post these pictures after seeing Robs post, the u.k. is littered with crash sites, though few as well preserved as this. Our friends in America and elsewhere could be forgiven for thinking England is a small place but there are still places that are desolate and lonely where it is easy to lose your life when the weather turns against you, within the same square mile as this site there can be found remnants of a Lancaster and a Dakota.
The story of B29 “over exposed” is that it came in low in poor visibility over the peak district in the north of England on route to Burtonwood airbase near Warrington where I live and for one reason or another clipped the top of the peak, believe it or not tales of low flying ,silent ghostly aircraft abound in this part of the country and I can assure you the people who live in the peak district are tough and hardy folk not given to nonsense.
It is a difficult place to find requiring a degree of research and map and compass skill if you don’t know the route but the local people go up there annually on the anniversary and hold a service of rememberance for the those poor American boys who lost there lives……
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