Boeing B-17F, Flying Fortress, s/n: 42-5840

The Incident:B 17 Boeing Flying Fortress2

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.

The Crew:

Pilot, Musser, James F Jr.
Of the crew of ten, eight survived and two were killed.

The Aircraft:

Mfg.: Boeing B17F
Type: Flying Fortress
S/N: 42-5840
Operator: US 8th Air force, Transport Command.

Details on aircraft: Wikipedia,Youtube

USAAF Loss list
Friðþór Eydal, Frá heimsstyrjöld til hervendar