Boeing B-17F, Flying Fortress, s/n: 42-5840
Aircraft was on ferry flight from Goose bay to Scotland with fuelling stop in Iceland.
After about 7 hours flying the aircraft encountered heavy storm and lost Radio contact and some navigational equipment. The aircraft was lost and the pilot decided to ditch near an
escort destroyer ca 150 mi. from Meeks Airfield.
Pilot, Musser, James F Jr.
Of the crew of ten, eight survived and two were killed.
Mfg.: Boeing B17F
Type: Flying Fortress
Operator: US 8th Air force, Transport Command.
Details on aircraft: Wikipedia, Youtube