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B-29 Superfortress "Overexposed" plane crash site

B-29 Superfortress "Overexposed" plane crash site

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Recommended by 120 out of 122 hikers

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  • Anton

    For a shorter route to the crash site take the Snake Pass as opposed to the Woodhead pass

    • September 25, 2020

  • Anton

    A tragic event but remarkable to see the remains of the plane

    • September 25, 2020

  • Gemma Adaway

    There is a monument with a placque in memory of the 13 lives that were lost on board the B29 superfortress in 1948. The wreckage is scattered over Bleaklow moor but much of it has weathered far less than you would think. Poppy's are laid in remembrance

    • September 6, 2020

  • David

    As Gemma and Mal said, 13 lost US Airmen lost their lives in this 1948 air crash. Back in Wales the hillsides are festooned with similar wreckage sites from UK, Commonwealth and US aircraft and their fallen aircrew. Always sad to see and I always like to pay my respects. Paid my two minute homage of silence. Rest in peace fallen flyers, never forgotten.

    • May 30, 2021

  • David

    Duplicate highlight of the same name. Amendment request to merge suggested to Kamoot.

    • May 30, 2021

  • Mal 👣

    Here lies the wreckage of B-29 Superfortress Overexposed of the 16th photographic reconnaissance squadron usaf. which tragically crashed whilst decending through cloud on 3rd November 1948 killing all 13 crewmembers. The aircraft was on a routine flight from RAF Scampton to American AFB Burtonwood. It is doubtful the crew ever saw the ground.

    • June 22, 2020

  • CoG

    This is not a visitor attraction. Though not a huge undertaking in the right weather and with a good sense of direction, people keep getting lost and having to call for help.
    Take a good map, compass, GPS or whatever it takes so you don't get lost. It goes dark every night so should not be a surprise and the torch on the phone that you are navigating with will not be enough to get you home, nor will it work in the rain or if you drop it.
    It definitely does a fair amount of raining up here. Park on the yellow lines, either side and you will get a ticket. Block gates and you might find your car in a different place to where you left it. If you like solitude on your walks then this is not one for you.

    • August 12, 2021

  • Vance Walton

    Not easy to find but worth the diversion.

    • April 16, 2022

  • Jo | The Wandering Wildflower

    One of the more popular walks in the Peak District, but not one to be underestimated. The weather can change quickly up here so make sure you're prepared with a map, compass (and know how to use them) and plenty of layers. This is not a walk to do in your flip flops. The easiest way to access the site is from Snake Pass, following part of the Pennine Way.

    • June 11, 2022

  • Lois Samuels

    A moment for reflection. Really easy to find from the Snake Pass then follow the route to Higher Shelf Stones. It is just a couple of metres lower than the summit.

    • July 31, 2022

  • Flip

    Take a hike up via Doctors Gate. It’s a tougher climb but very rewarding with good views and less people!

    • August 3, 2022

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Location: Charlesworth, High Peak, Peak District, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

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