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Bleaklow Hill

Bleaklow Hill

In February 1948 a Boeing B29 Superfortress en route from Scampton to Burtonwood failed to clear Bleaklow Hill in Derbyshire, killing all 13 crew. The photo shows the Elders at the debris field. It's a sad place, and well-named. I haven't asked him but I feel fairly sure that this is where Steve Booth found the inspiration for his excellent "Blood on the Tongue". Legend has it that since aviation began these modest hills have taken a toll of about 50 planes. (Photo by DM)
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