Catalina PBY-5A, BUNO 2458
The Catalina was escorting a convoy (UR-29) from England to Iceland.
The aircraft was shot at from the convoy ships (friendly fire) as mistaken for German aircraft.
Aircraft 73-P-8 was badly damaged and forced to land at sea and beached at Landeyjarsandur south of the farm Arnarhóll.
LT William Cole and his crew of 8 survived.
4 seriously injured, 1 minor injury, 3 no injury.
Consolidated PBY-5A, Catalina
Build No. 2458
Operator: US Navy VP-73 Squadron.
The Squadron operated in Iceland from Aug. 9, 1941, to Oct 1942.