RAF 48 Sqn
Lockheed Hudson VI EW906
Lt J. Barbour South Africa †
Cpl Henry Ernest Hedges GB †
Cpt. Robert Taverner Hildick South Africa †
Lt J.P. Thom South Africa †
Cpl Jack Learoyd Walker GB †
Lt Daniel De Wall Walters South Africa †
The accident happened during the night and was probably related with a navigation error as the aircraft crashed against the Estrela Mountain.
The British were flying as passengers on the way back to their units after a license in the UK.
All are burried in Lóriga Cemetery.
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Cannongia Lopes
* Lokheed Hudson in World War II - Andrew Hendrie