B-24H Liberator, s/n 41-28668
Captain James H. Walsh Jr. and his crew were ferrying the B-24H bomber from the USA to England with a fuelling and crew rest stop in Keflavík.
The reason for the crash landing is not known. The aircraft was dismantled and moved to Keflavík.
The wreck was completely cleaned up and the crash site has been developed.
The site was visited by stridsminjar.is, April 12. 2014. Accompanying us on that visit was Mr. Guðlaugur Tómasson. An eye witness to the incident at the age of 12, pinpointed the crash site.
Pilot Walsh, James H Jr. and his ferry crew (6) survived the crash. A normal B24 combat crew was 11 airmen.
Consolidated B-24H Liberator
Serial no: 42-28668
USAAF ATC (Air Transport Command).