Aeroporto da Portela - Lisboa
USAAF Ferry Command
Consolidated B-24D Liberator 42-40937
St. Mawgans (GB) → Casablanca (Marrocos)
Cap James F. Wiley USA
Corp Bernard Janiszki USA
S/Sgt Irving H. Taylor USA
2Lt William Weiss USA
2Lt Thomas De Paolis USA
One of the propellers broke over the Atlantic, the aircraft lost power and very high vibrations shook the entire plane.
The aircraft started to lose height and the crew had to throw out all they could to become lighter.
When they landed the wing and the engine cowling were filled with holes caused by the sparks that leaped from the broken prop during the many flight hours they had to endure after the failure.
The crew was interned in Caldas da Rainha before being repatriated.
* Thomas De Paolis
* Arquivo ANA -Aeroportos e Navegação Aérea de Portugal - Lisboa
* Mário Canongia Lopes