In the sea near Aljezur
Bristol Beaufighter X NV555
Portreath (GB) → Gibraltar
F/Lt V. H. Linthune GB
F/Lt A. B. Cumbers GB
The aircraft ditched in near Aljezur and there is the suspicion that the aircraft had a fuel leak.
Both crewmembers escaped without injuries and jumped into their dinghy. They were rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat twenty minutes latter.
* Portreath ORB - National Archives - London Kew