Curtiss P-40C Warhawk, 41-13452p40 warhawk fighter

The Accident:

An Icelandic fisherman, Tryggvi Gunnarsson witnessed the crash. The aircraft hit the sea and sank immediately. By using landmarks in sight he took a visual fix on the spot where the aircraft came down. Based on his fix lieutenant John G Patterson´s body and his aircraft were located and fished out of the sea. The cause of the accident is not known.

The Crew:

Lieutenant John G Patterson was killed in the crash.

The Aircraft:

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
S/N: 41-13452
Aircraft reg.:
Squadron/Unit: 33. Squadron
The Squadron operated a fleet of P-40 from August 6. 1941 to June 9. 1945.

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Source: USAAF aircraft loss list