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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 100043
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:04-MAY-1943
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 41-23728
C/n / msn: Co 523/569
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kaldadarnes -   Iceland
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:England
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain in poor visibility (40ft) on the way back to USA. Rear gunner Staff/Sgt George A. Eisel was the only survivor. Chaplains Miller and Humphrey were also killed.
Wreck Of Consolidated B-24 (Ac #123728) In Iceland, Killing Fourteen Members. Among Those Killed Were, Lt. General Frank M. Andrews And Bishop Adna Wright Leonard. Only One Member Of Crew Survived. 2Nd Service Group, 4 May 1943.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
- JF Baugher
The Calgary Herald 6 May 1943, p8/7 May 1943, p13


Images:


Photo: USAAF


May 1943

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2012 03:04 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2012 12:31 Anon. Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]]
07-Apr-2014 04:16 C Mac Kay Updated [Date, Narrative, Photo, ]
07-Apr-2014 04:17 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 08:42 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 09:01 TB Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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