Wellington (Z8780) exploded over the sea near Esposende

Date

Location

Force

Aircraft

 

From-To

 

Crew

13-07-1941

Esposende (no mar/on the sea)

RAF    OADU                                        

Vickers Wellington IC  Z8780

 

Portreath (GB) → Gibraltar

 

Sgt.     William Bernard Oakes       GB †

Sgt.     Henry Gerald Peel              Canada †

Sgt.     Colin James Dixon              GB †

Sgt.     Trevor Vaughan Davies       GB †

Sgt.     Derek Cecil Haynes            GB †

Sgt.     Stephen Thomas Mcneil     Canada †




It crashed in to the sea in flames near Esposende . The entire crew died and is buried in St. James Cemetery, in Oporto, in one lot.

Fontes/ Resources:
* “Aviões da Cruz de Cristo” – Mário Cannongia Lopes
* Documentação diversa do RAF Museum através de Mário Canongia Lopes
*Commonwealth War Graves Commission
*Ian Garth