P-47 Thunderbolt, s/n: 42-26093
At 08:55 in the morning Lt. Thomas J. Latham was returning from a training flight when
the engine caught fire. Pilot Lt. Latham bailed out and the aircraft came down in a rough lava field near the farmhouse Húsatóftir.
The crash side was visited by stridsminjar.is. June 9. 2012. ÞM, ÓM, Jim Lux.
Lt. Thomas J. Latham survived.
Mfg: Republic Aviation
Type: Thunderbolt P-47D-22-RE, Fighter-bomber
S/N: 42-26093 Code # 34
Operator: USAAF 33 FS, 342 CG
USAAF Loss list.
P-47 Thunderbolt, s/n 42-26100
Thomas J. Latham was in take off from Patterson Field and the plan was a sortie sweep over Faxa Bay. In the take off the engine was not producing full power and caught fire. Soon after take off the pilot bailed out safely and the aircraft came down in Vogshól.
Thomas J Latham was in similar position on June 13. 1944 when he bailed out and his P- 47 came down close to Húsatóftir.
The crash site was visited by stridsminjar.is on October 9, 2010 ÞM.
Pilot, Latham, Thomas J
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Squadron/Unit: 33. FS 342 CG.