USAAF 33rd Fighter Squadron, Iceland Base Command group, operated P-39 aircraft in Iceland from early in the year 1942 to 9 June 1945.

During the year 1942 the squadron experienced 13 P-39 incidents, lost 8 P-39 aircraft, two pilots were killed.


Apr. 2. 42, s/n 41-7029.  Steeves, Jerome I. Landing accident, aircraft destroyed.
Jul. 7. 42, s/n 41-7035.  Dickson, Leroy G. Landing accident, aircraft destroyed.
Aug. 12. 42, s/n 40-3021. Walker, John H.  Take off accident, minor damage.
Aug. 18. 42, s/n 41-6763. Cobb, Harold L. Fire, bailed out, aircraft destroyed.
Aug. 28. 42, s/n 41-6788. Johnsey, Fredrick R. Landing accident, aircraft destroyed.
Sep. 10. 42, s/n 41-6835. Ritchie, William D. Take off accident, minor damage.
Oct. 27. 42, s/n 40-3021. Currey, Robert B. Landing accident, minor damage.
Oct. 27. 42, s/n 41-7039. Whitfield, Wilford L. Take off accident, minor damage.
Nov. 18.42, s/n 41-6835. Redman, Harold W. Forced landing/fire, aircraft destroyed.

Kassos  (Melgerdismelar)

Aug. 15. 42, s/n 40-3003. Howe, Evertt B. Take off accident, minor damage. 
Aug. 24. 42, s/n 41-6808. Ercole, Louis A. Ground accident/fire, aircraft destroyed.
Aug, 25. 42, s/n 41-8827. Kassos, John G. Ground Accident, aircraft destroyed.  (P-39 Melgerdi)


Oct. 10. 42, s/n 41-6764. Hoffman, Jay E. Ground Accident, aircraft destroyed. (P-39 W. Skaftafellssýsla) moving to Joomla cms.

We are moving our website to Joomla cms (content management system). The move will take about two weeks. We have finished moving all incidents for 1940 and 1941. Incidents for 1942 are "work in progress". Some changes will be made to the look of the site in the next few weeks. If you have questions or would like information regarding incidents that are not ready please contact us at stridsminjar(a)

Update: October 27, 2016. We are almost there. Just a few incidents from 1944 and 1945 and then we are done.