Blenheim (Z7678) made one emergency landing in Aveiro

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

 

From-To

 

Crew

27-08-1941

Aveiro

RAF    OADU

Bristol Blenheim V  Z7678

 

Portreath (GB)  Gibraltar → Malta

 

Sgt.   J.B. "Tommy" Thompson   GB

Sgt.   R. Martin                           GB

Sgt.   H. Parsons                         GB




They departed from Portreath with other aircraft from 107 Sqn and had tho lande in a sandy island near the military base of S. Jacinto, in Aveiro. The airplane was burned by the crew. The Blenheim Z7585 from the same flight also landed in Portugal near Caparica. The crew was interned in Caldas da Rainha and repatriated to Gibraltar on September, 9. Martin and Thompson returned to GB on 8 October. Parsons stayed in Gibraltar to complete another crew and died on December 22, 1941. He is buried in the Tripoli War Cemetery.

Resources:
* "Royal Air Forces Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean" - David Gunby & Pelham Temple
* Evade & Escape Report - London Kew
* RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1941 - W. R. Chorley
* John "Tommy" Thompson