Hell on high ground - what happened to RB-29A 44-61999 'Over Exposed'?

Jamie Ewan trekked across Bleaklow Moor in  Derbyshire’s High Peaks to visit the final resting place of a Boeing RB-29A Superfortress. But what happened on a fateful day in 1948?

No one will ever know what was going through the minds of the 11 crew and two passengers on board the United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing RB-29A Superfortress Over Exposed as it powered through the skies of Derbyshire on November 3, 1948. With a broken layer of dark cloud often hiding the unforgiving moorland-covered plateaus of the Peak District below them, one wonders if the crew were thinking of home. With their ‘temporary duty’ – or TDY – complete, after that flight they were just a few days away from returning Stateside to their family and friends. Unknown to them, they had taken off for the final time…

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