Lest we forget
As my own tribute for remembrance day 2007 I photographed the remains of the Boeing B29 Superfortress "Overexposed" which crashed on the 3rd of November 1948. These images were taken 59 years later, almost to the day on the 9th November 2007 and show that a surprising amount of the aircraft is still visible, including the undercarriage legs, all four engines and a section of the wing. Having flown over the Pennines many times including in total cloud it was very sobering to see the remains of another aerial photography aircraft.
The crew were;
Pilot- Captain Landon P. Tanner, co-pilot- Captain Harry Stroud; engineer- Sergeant Ralph Fields; navigator- Sergeant Charles Wilbanks- radar operator David D. Moore, radio operator- Staff Sergeant Gene A. Gartner; aerial photographers- Segeant Saul R. Banks, Sergeant Donald R. Abrogast, Sergeant Robert I. Doyle and Private First Class William M. Burrows. Also on board were Corporal M. Franssen, Corporal George Ingram and Captain Howard Keel
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