Lockheed Hudson Mk. III S/N T9391Locheed Hudson in flight

The Incident:

Flight Officer Ashley flying Hudson s/n T9391 on reconnaissance flight1 North of Iceland.
One engine failed and Ashley made a forced landing (ditched) 90 km North West of Ísafjörður.

1RAF Event Report records “Homing exercise” as the purpose of the flight.

The Crew:

Crew of four all killed in the accident and are buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery in Reykjavík.

Grave locations: Section C-39, Grave #
Flight Sergeant: W.D. Ashley 0039
Sergeant Pilot: A.H. Lee 0041
Sergeant Wireless: D. Boyce 0040
Sergeant Wireless: R.D. Smith 0042

The Aircraft:

Type: Lockheed Hudson Mk. III
S/N: T9391
SQ Code No: UO -?
Operator: RAF 269 Squadron
No. 269 Squadron RAF operated from Kaldaðarnes and Reykjavík from
May 1941 to January 1944.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube

Source: The RAF 269 Squadron History