B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3128 / Boo Hoo

B-17 #42-3128 / Boo Hoozoom_in




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B-17 42-3128 / Boo Hoo

Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned Carter ProvBG, with Tom Witt crashed Grindavik, near Patterson Fd, Iceland 17/4/43. BOO HOO. Written off 18/4/43;

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 24. Januar 2018


B-17 42-3128 / Boo Hoo Details

B-17 was being ferried from the USA to England. The plan was to stop at Meeks Airfield (Keflavík) for fuel and crew rest. The weather was bad, snow storm and darkness. The pilot got lost in the poor visibility and after ca 14 hours flight he ran out of fuel and had to force land on a snow covered flat lava field east of “Eldvörp”.

The crew survived and they had no idea where they had landed. They removed machine guns from the aircraft for defense as they assumed that they had landed in German-occupied Norway.


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