Santa Maria da Feira
RAF 310 Ferry Unit
Vickers Wellington X HZ542
Hurn (GB) → Ras-El-Ma (Algeria)
Sgt. Oliver Frith GB
P/O Leonard King GB
Sgt. Kenneth J. Devall GB
Sgt. Victor F.E. Simmons GB
Sgt. Roy E. Bertram GB
They exhausted the fuel and decided to land in Portugal after three and a half hours of flight.
They were interned first in Oporto and then in Elvas. On June 26 they arrived in Lisbon and boarded the Sunderland flight from BOAC to Bristol - C-AGE - the next night. The aircraft crashed in Mount Brandon, in Ireland. From the 28 persons on board 10 die on the crash site and another on the next day.
Devall is one of the passengers that died. The rest of the crew were sent to a hospital and stayed there until August and September.
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Canongia Lopes
* Evade & Escape Report - National Archives - London, Kew