Hudson (FK761) made an emergency near Grândola

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

 

From-To

 

Crew

31-12-1943         

Grândola

RAF     301FTU

Lockheed Hudson IIIA      FK761

 

Portreath (GB) → Heliopolis (Egipt)

 

Sgt      Donald R.S.Howell    GB

P/O     Don Lewis                GB

Sgt      John Winters           GB

Sgt      Arthur Elkins           GB




One of the engines was destroyed during a fight with three german Ju88’s over the Bay of Biscay.

The crew throw away all they could trough the hatches trying to make the airplane lighter and were able to reach one area near Grândola where the aicraft could not mantain the hight.

The aircraft caught fire as soon as they landed. The crew was able to leave it unhurt and was interned in Caldas da Rainha until repatriation on January 30, 1944.

Resources:
Donald R.S.Howell
* Portreath ORB
* Lokheed Hudson in World War II - Andrew Hendrie