P-38F-5-LO, Lightning, s/n 42-12575Lockheed P 38 Lightning USAF

The Accident: 

The purpose of the flight is not known. Frederick Eichman experienced a fire in flight and crashed in the north slope of a small hill, 2.5 km SW of the glider airfield Sandskeið.

The crash site was visited by stridsminjar.is 23.10.2010, 30.5.2012 and 25.7.2012.

The Crew: 

2LT Frederick E. Eichman was killed in the crash.
Birth: Oct 23, 1916, Colorado Springs
El Paso County, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1943 (Died non-battle)
Funeral service: Apr. 28, 1943 Dómkirkjan Reykjavík, Iceland
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado, USA

The Aircraft: 

Manufacturer: Lockheed
Type: Lockheed Lightning P-38-5-LO
S/N: 42-12575
Operator: USAAF, 50th Fighter Squadron of the 342 Composite Group.

The Squadron operated P-38 aircraft in Iceland from Aug. 18, 1942, to Feb. 4, 1944

Colorado Freedom Memorial Foundation, 
Hinrik Steinsson,
Joe Baugher