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