|View from the battleship USS New York with USS Arkansas and cruisers USS Brooklyn and Nashville behind as they leave Reykjavik, Iceland after escorting the US Marine landing force there, 12 Jul 1941.||Winston Churchill visiting US Marines on Iceland, 16 Aug 1941; note Ensign Franklin Roosevelt, Jr. and Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Smith also present|
|USS Kearny at Reykjav√≠k, Iceland, 19 Oct 1941, two days after she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-568. USS Monssen is alongside. Note the torpedo hole in Kearny's starboard side amidships||P-38F Lightings refuel in Iceland on their way to Britain, mid-1942. Note PBY Catalina.|
|Three PBY-5A Catalinas of Patrol Squadron VP-73 approaching Reykjav√≠k, Iceland, 23 Mar 1942. Note the red and white rudder stripes that were authorized for barely four months.|
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