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  RB-29A Superfortress Serial Number 44-61999 "Over Exposed" 
91st RG
16th PRS

Pilot  Capt Landon P Tanner, USAF
Co-Pilot  Capt Harry A Stroud, USAF
Engineer  T/Sgt Ralph W Fields, USAF
Navigator  Sgt Charles R Wilbanks, USAF
Radio Operator  S/Sgt Gene A Gartner, USAF
Radio Operator  S/Sgt David D Moore, USAF
Camera Crew  T/Sgt Saul R Banks, USAF
Camera Crew  Sgt Donald R Abrogast, USAF
Camera Crew  S/Sgt Robert I Doyle, USAF
Camera Crew  PFC William M Burrows, USAF
Passenger  Cpl Clarence M Franssen, USAF
Passenger  Cpl George Ingram, Jr, USAF
Acting Photographic Advisor  Capt Howard E Keel, USAF

Crashed  November 3, 1948

Aircraft History
Built by Boeing as B-29A-55-BN model Superfortress and assigned USAAF serial 44-61999. Later coverted to F-13 photo reconnaissance standards, then to an RB-29A model.

Nicknamed "Over Exposed" while taking part in photographing the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946.

Mission History
Crashed at Higher Shelf Stones in England while flying from RAF Scampton to RAF Burtwood on November 3, 1948. All thirteen on board were killed.

Wreckage of the aircraft, including a number of engines, can still be found at the site.

Peak District Air Accident Research - Crash of RB-29A Superfortress 44-61999
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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