Beaufort (DD953) landed in Lavos

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

From-To

Crew

12-08-1942

Lavos, Figueira da Foz

RAF   1 OADU

Bristol Beaufort     DD953

 

Portreath (GB) → Middle East

 

P/O    A. B. Brenner       Canadá

Sgt     P. W. M. Wright     GB

Sgt     E. A. Vautier         GB

Sgt     F. B. Newmarch    GB




The aircraft had engine problems and landed in Lavos.

The crew was taken by the Fiscal Guard to theyr post in Figueira da Foz where the British Consul took care of them, and the portuguese freed them under his authority. 

They were sent home on September 01, 1942.

Fontes/ Resources:
* Evade & Escape Report - National Archives/ London Kew
* Portreath ORB - National Archives/ London Kew
*AMF 1180 Accident Card - RAF Museum Hendon (Fornecido por João Paulo Silva)
*Site "rafcommands.com" - varius threats
* João Paulo Silva