Mill Hill (Derbyshire)
Wreckage of the Liberator bomber on Mill Hill
|Elevation||544 m (1,785 ft) |
|Parent peak||Kinder Scout|
|Location||Derbyshire, England, UK|
|Parent range||Peak District|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 110; OL1W|
Mill Hill is a bare, domed summit covered by peat moorland that lies on the route of the Pennine Way about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout. There is a cairn and marker pole at the summit. The summit area has been eroded by visitors such that the highest point is now to the NE.
Aircraft crash siteEdit
On 11 October 1944, a Liberator of the US 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, crashed at Mill Hill. The aircraft was being moved from RAF Burtonwood to RAF Hardwick. After having problems at take-off, the aircraft climbed to 2,800 feet. After experiencing turbulence, the aircraft flew into the ground in low cloud despite a warning from the navigator. The 2 crewmen, 2nd Lt Creighton R Houpt and SSgt Jerome M Najvar, survived the crash.
- Mill Hill at themountainguide.co.uk. Retrieved 10 Mar 2016.
- Mill Hill at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Retrieved 10 Mar 2016.
- B-24J Liberator 42-52003 of the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group: Crashed near Glossop on the 11th October 1944. at www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- USAAF B24J Liberator 42-52003, Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, Peak District at aircrashsites.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
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