PB4Y-1 (BuN 63931) crashed in the sea near Faro

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

 

From-To

 

Crew

30-11-1943

Faro (no mar)

USNAVY        VB-112

Consolidated PB4Y-1 (B-24 J) Liberator     BuN 63931

 

Port Lyuatey  (Marroco) → Port Lyuatey (Marroco)

 

Lt             Richard Trum                     USA

Lt             John Woodrow Eden          USA

Arm3c      Earl Edgar Bowers               USA

Arm3c      George Austin Doane          USA

Arm3c      Donald Eugene Peterson     USA

Arm3c      Frank William Taylor           USA

Arm3c      William Richardson Stultz   USA

Arm3c      Rex Lee Mccoy                    USA

Arm3c      Julian O'neil Pearce            USA

Ens.          Clarence Arthur Miller        USA

Amm2c     Lyle Van Hook                     USA




The pilot lost the orientation and endend up in the south coast of Portugal, thinkig they were near Port Lyautey, in Marroco.

The forced landing was made on the sea and five of the eleven men died.

The survivors were piked up by three fishermen that transported them to land and were sent to hospital in Faro. Two of these men had severe injuries and were sent immediatly to Lisbon.

Fontes:
Lyle Van Hook
* Gordon Brandt