Douglas Boston (BZ306) crashed near Estoi
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Data/ Date Local/ Location Força/ Force Avião/ Aircraft   Origem-Destino/ From-To   Tripulação/ Crew 02-04-1943  Sítio da Murta – Serro do Monteiro – Estoi RAF   OADU – Ferry Command Douglas Boston IIIA  BZ306   Canada → Portreath, GB   P/O     R. Chartres   … Read More

Sea
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In this area you can find information on the portugueses maritime and naval activity during the period of World War II. The country had several shipping companies that connected Lisbon to the Atlantic islands – Madeira and Azores -, the … Read More

Search & Rescue
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The first Portuguese ship to find shipwrecked sailors wrecked by belligerent fire was Carvalho Araújo a few days after the declarations of war. Men of the “Manaar” were collected by the Portuguese passenger ship and also by a foreign ship … Read More

Interned airplanes
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The first aircraft that arrived in Portugal brought French and Belgian airmen who escaped the invasion by the Germans. In the following years, especially Allied airplanes – mainly in transit – ended their travels in the country. The crews were … Read More

Air
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In this area you can find information about aviation in Portugal during the World War II period. In Portugal, no national or state company existed at the beginning of the war, but two private enterprises provided aviation services. Serviços Aéreos … Read More

Who
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My name is Carlos Guerreiro, I am a journalist and for a long time I have also been interested in the Portuguese history of the Second World War period. In the area of ​​journalism I worked with local newspapers and … Read More

About
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Objectives “Portugal 1939-1945” main objective is to bring to you stories about Portugal in WWII, being in many ways a continuity of previous projects of this author like the blog “Aterrem em Portugal!”, or the book with the same name. … Read More

Gestbook
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Welcome, Leave your message, call or information here for all visitors to the site “Portugal 1939-1945”. Fields marked with * are required. Your email address will not be published. Your post will only be visible in the guestbook after we’ve … Read More

Rescues 1939 – 1941
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The first Portuguese ship to find shipwrecked sailors wrecked by belligerent fire was Carvalho Araújo a few days after the declarations of war. Men of the “Manaar” were collected by the Portuguese passenger ship and also by a foreign ship … Read More