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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
High Peak
Town
Bleaklow
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 November 1988
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19155
Current location

Between Shelf Moor and Alport Low c 2km north of Snake Rd and 700m west of Pennine Way
Higher Shelf Stones
Snake Pass Or Snake Rd (a57)
Bleaklow
High Peak
Derbyshire
SK13
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 090 948
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular bronze plaque on a sandstone pillar amidst aircraft wreckage; incised depiction of aircraft at head; inscription incised in upright compressed capital block lettering.
Inscription
IN MEMORY/ HERE LIES THE WRECKAGE OF B-29 SUPERFORTRESS/ "OVEREXPOSED" OF THE 16th. PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE/ SQUADRON USAF WHICH TRAGICALLY CRASHED WHILST DESCENDING/ 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./ MEMORIAL LAID BY 367 AIR NAVIGATION COURSE OF/ RAF FINNINGLEY ON 12 NOVEMBER 1988.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height 195mm, width 305mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 850mm, width 600mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Relic
    Measurements: depth -, height -, width -
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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