Funeral of the German airmen in the Aljezur cemetery
(Picture: Associação de Defesa do Património Histórico e Arqueológico de Aljezur)
Focke-Wulf FW200 C4 W.Nr.0178
Bordeus-Cognac Merignac → Bordeus-Cognac Merignac
Feldw Karl-Gunther Nicolaus Germany †
Uffz Hans Weigert Germany †
Uffz Walter Beck Germany †
Uffz Martin Angerman Germany †
Feldw Johann Bauer Germany †
Uffz Werner Riecke Germany †
Obgefr Ernst Herppich Germany †
The aircraft - with the code F8+NT painted on the fuselage - was shot down by a Beaufighter from 248 Squadron crewed by Flight-Sargent McLeod and Sargent Inglis.
Although some locals tried to rescue the crew they all died. They were buried in the Aljezur cemetery with the the presence of Portuguese and Axis military and civil authorities.
Four Portuguese men received German commendations for their efforts while trying to save the crew after the crash or because they became involved in the funeral preparation.
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Canongia Lopes
* "A Batalha de Aljezur" - José Augusto Rodrigues
* Arquivo da Associação de Defesa do Património Histórico de Aljezur - ADAPHA
* Arquivo da Câmara Municipal de Aljezur