The forced landing of Blenheim (Z7585) in Caparica

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

 

From-To

 

Crew

27-08-1941

Caparica, Almada

RAF  OADU

Bristol Blenheim IV  Z7585

 

Portreath (GB) → Gibraltar → Malta

 

Sgt    J. Bowling     GB

Sgt    R.V. Dart       GB

Sgt    D. Grant        GB




They departed from Portreath with other aircraft from 107 Sqn. The airplane was burned by the crew after the landing. Another Blenheim (Z7678) from the same also made a forde landing near Aveiro. The crew was interned in Caldas da Rainha and repatriated to Gibraltar on September, 9.

Resources:
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Canongia Lopes
*Tommy Thompson