Wright Cyclone engines at the crash site of RB-29A 44-61999 close to Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

3rd November 1948
RB-29A 44-61999
91st RG, USAF
Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow

On the 3rd November 1948 RB-29A 44-61999 was being used for a flight from Scampton near Lincoln to Burtonwood near Warrington, a flight of less than a hour.  Low cloud … Continue reading “1948-11-03|RB-29A|44-61999|91st RG, USAF|Higher Shelf Stones, Bleaklow”

Overview of the crash site of Boeing B-29 44-62276 in Succoth Glen below Beinn Tharsuinn near Lochgoilhead

17th January 1949
B-29A 44-62276
301st BG, USAF
Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll

The aircraft was being returned from deployment to RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to its home air station in the USA. The first leg of the flight was to Keflavik in … Continue reading “1949-01-17|B-29A|44-62276|301st BG, USAF|Beinn Tharsuinn, Argyll”

Memorial and wreckage close to the crash site of Boeing KB-29P 44-83950 at Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

7th July 1951
KB-29P 44-83950
2nd BW, USAF
Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk at 09:17 (BST) for a Radar Navigation Flight which was to be followed by 4 hours of Air to Air … Continue reading “1951-07-07|KB-29P|44-83950|2nd BW, USAF|Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway”