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Commonwealth War Graves Loriga

Loriga is a remote place high up in the Serra da Estrela. In the cemetery are the graves of six Commonwealth 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 22 February 1944 when their aircraft failed to clear the 1,820 metres eastern wall of the Serra da Estrela at the Penta da Gato.

Their names were:
D. de W. Walters
H.E. Hedges
J. Barbour
J.I. Walker
J.P. Thom
R.T. Hildick

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: António Conde