B24

B24 Incidents in Iceland 1942

June 22 1942 B-24A s/n 41-2375 Tilton, John G. Mechanical failure Landing accid. Reykjavík Fld. a/c destroyed

B24 Incidents in Iceland 1943

Jan.  09 1943 B-24Mk.I s/n 40-2360 (RAF AM021) Forced landing at Reykjavík, engine fire. a/c destroyed
Mar  18 1943 B-24Mk III s/n 41-11649 (RAF FK232) Overshot landing at Reykjavik and SOC.
May  03 1943 B24D s/n 41-23728 (Hot Stuff) Shannon,Robert H. Crashed at Fagradalsfjall a/c destroyed
June 07 1943 B24D s/n 42-40615 Ulsey, Pierce T Jr. Engine fail. & fire in flight. Crashed at Meeks Fld. a/c destroyed
June 18 1943 B24 Mk.I s/n 40-2358 (RAF AM921) Undercarriage collapsed on landing in Reykjavík a/c salvaged for spares
Oct.  13.1943 B24D s/n 42-40434 Durant, Dolive. Missing. Enroute Labrador – Iceland

B24 Incidents in Iceland 1944

Mar. 17 1944 B24H s/n 41-28668 Walsh, James H Jr. Forced landing at Grindavík, a/c destroyed
Apr.  28 1944 B24Mk III s/n 41-11749 (RAF FL922) Veered off of runway, collided with a truck. Reykjavík. a/c wo
May  09 1944 B24H s/n 42-50386 (Parked aircraft) Ground accident Meeks Fld. a/c repaired
June 30 1944 B24H s/n 42-95524 Morris Frank X Missing North Atlantic
Aug. 20 1944 B24J s/n 42-51535 Daugherty, Irvin W. Crashed at Meeks Fld. a/c destroyed
Nov. 02 1944 B24L s/n 44-49399 Robinson, Gordon E. Missing Atlantic

B24 Incidents in Iceland 1945

Jan. 27 1945 B24J s/n 44-41200 Barry, Glenn L. T/O Accident Meeks Fld. a/c destroyed
Feb. 07 1945 B24M s/n 44-50535 Koch, David G. 2 Mi S of Selvogstangi, a/c destroyed
Feb. 13 1945 B24M s/n 44-50585 Rinck, Robert E. T/O Accident Meeks Fld. a/c destroyed
Feb. 20 1945 B24M s/n 44-50580 Shcroeder, Paul A. Taxi Accident Meeks Fld. a/c repaired

Republic P-47D22-RE Thunderbolt 

P47 in formation

USAAF 33rd Fighter Squadron, Iceland Base Command group, operated P-47 aircraft in Iceland from May 1944 to the end of the WWII, June 1945.

In May 1944 38 new P-47D arrived in Iceland. (s/n 42-26069 to s/n 42-26106)

During the 14 months of operation in Iceland the squadron experienced 16 P-47 incidents, lost 9 aircraft and two pilots were killed.

Meeks Field
Jul. 20.44, s/n 42-26078. (19) Hall, Justwin R. Landing accident. aircraft destroyed.
Aug. 4.44, s/n 42-26071. (12) Dormier, Johnnie C. Wheels up, belly landing, aircraft repaired.
Mar. 1. 45, s/n 42-26072. (13) George, Kimball M. Landing accident, aircraft repaired.
Mar. 4.45, s/n 42-26074. (15) Teisher, Denby J. Landing accident, aircraft repaired

Patterson Field
Jun. 11. 44. s/n 42-26086. (27) “Big Bastard” Martin, Clifford F Wheels up, belly landing, aircraft repaired.
Jun. 23. 44, s/n 42-26083. (24) Sella, Quentin J Taxi accident, aircraft repaired.
Mar. 12. 45, s/n 42-26102. (43) Goodrich, Jared B Landing accident, aircraft repaired.
Mar. 25. 45, s/n 42-26103. (44) Adams, Henry B Taxi accident, aircraft repaired.

Other area
Jun. 12.44, s/n 42-26079. (20) Murphy, John L Taxi accident, aircraft destroyed, Reykjavík
Jun. 13.44, s/n 42-26093. (34) Latham Thomas J Bailed out. aircraft destroyed, Húsatóftir
Sep. 5.44, s/n 42-26096. (37) Thompson, James E In Ocean. Pilot killed, 5 Mi SE of Reykjanes.
Jul.   8.44, s/n 42-26100. (41) Latham, Thomas J Bailed out, Eng. fire, aircraft destroyed, Vogshóll
Jan. 28.45, s/n 42-26092. (33) Teisher, Henry J Landing accident. Aircraft destroyed, Reykjavík
Jan. 22.45, s/n 42-26085. (26) Cillings, Kenneth L Bailed out, Eng. Fail. aircraft destroyed, Hvanneyri
Feb. 21.45, s/n 42-26083. (24) Lane, Warren J Belly landing, aircraft destroyed, Nóntangi
May 20.45, s/n 42-26086. (27) “Big Bastard” Donnell, Eugene S Crash, fire. Pilot killed, 8 Mi SW of Keflavík.

Fate of remaining P-47D-22-RE aircraft in Iceland
S/N 42-26088 (29) “Frencie” War bond plane, sent to USA

List of P-47D aircraft sold to Icelandic metal scrap yard.
S/N 42-26069 (10)
S/N 42-26070 (11)
S/N 42-26073 (14)
S/N 42-26075 (16)
S/N 42-26076 (17)
S/N 42-26077 (18)
S/N 42-26082 (23)
S/N 42-26084 (25) nickname “Sally”

S/N 42-26078 (19)
S/N 42-26080 (21)
S/N 42-26081 (22)
S/N 42-26087 (28)
S/N 42-26089 (30)
S/N 42-26090 (31)
S/N 42-26091 (32)
S/N 42-26094 (35)

S/N 42-26095 (36)
S/N 42-26097 (38)
S/N 42-26098 (39)
S/N 42-26099 (40)
S/N 42-26101 (42)
S/N 42-26104 (45)
S/N 42-26105 (46)
S/N 42-26106 (47)

+ 7 aircraft in category REPAIRED