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List updated Dec. 26, 2007

Country Total = 4

4 graves in 1 cemetery

Completed = 4 (or 100.0%)

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Loriga Cemetery
Mr. Conde


Loriga is a remote place high up in the Serra da Estrela. In the cemetery are the graves of six airmen. They were the crew of a Hudson bomber of the South African Air Force and their two R.A.F. passengers, and were killed on 22nd February, 1944 when their aircraft failed to clear the 1820 metres eastern wall of the Serra da Estrela at the Penta da Gato. When the headstones had been erected on the graves a service of dedication was held, conducted by the chaplain of the English Church at Oporto. It was attended by members of the British Embassy, Lisbon, a considerable party of British war veterans and almost the whole population of Loriga.

Loriga Cemetery - Photo © Mr. Conde

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