Hudson Mk IIIA, FK742 S/N 42-47298Hudson USAF

The Accident:

Aircraft FK742 was on ferry (transport) flight to England. The aircraft crashed when stalled on takeoff and caught fire on the runway.

The Crew and passengers:

Crew and Passengers: All 6 killed in the crash.
Flying Officer J B Taylor, RNZAF
Pilot Officer G E Hay, Wirelss operator/air gunner RCAF (35)
Pilot Officer A F Laviry, RAF (29)
Pilot Officer De Woodfield, RCAF (20)
Sergeant L C Medhurst, RAF (34)
W Tunney IDG Aircraft Man (21)
W Tunney was on leave from duty to visit his seriously sick father in England.
All 6 crew and passengers are buried in Fossvogur Cemetery in Reykjavík.

The Aircraft:

Type: Lockheed Hudson Mk IIIA
I/D: C/N FK742 S/N 42-47298
Operator: RAF 45 Group, Transport Command.

Details on aircraft: YouTube, Wikipedia

Styrjaldarárin á Suðurlandi e. Guðmundur Kristinsson.
Fossvogur Cemetery Grave Record.