2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 31, 2017 11:18 AM by Michael Tomko

    Do you have records of a North Atlantic magnetic storm 7 May 1943 that disrupted USAAC bomber transfer from Presque Isle Maine to Rekjyevik, Iceland as part of the "northern ferry"?

    Eric Parlee Newbie

      I am looking for any reports or records that detail a magnetic storm in the North Atlantic around 7 May, 1943. At least 6 and possibly 12 B-17 bombers and full crew were to be deployed to England via the "northern ferry" departing from Presque Isle, Maine to Rekjyevik, Iceland to then rest and re-fuel to reach England for assignment to the 8th Air Force USAAF. Only four (4) planes reached their destination due to the effects of this massive magnetic storm.