Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...
De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7403, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.
Taken on charge as X7403 under Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU 7-Sep-41. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 20-Aug-42. To 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42. To de Havilland for maintenance 19-May-44; to 5 MU 11-Sep-44. Sold 11-Mar-48 to Denham Air Services. Regd G-AKTY (CofR 12210) 3-Mar-48 to Leslie Ernest Gisborne & Derek John Hayles t/a Ocean Airways, Portsmouth. Regd 15-Apr-48 to Herts & Essex Aero Club (1946) Ltd, Broxbourne. CofA 10081 issued 5-May-48. Regn cld 11-May-51 as sold in France. Regd F-BFVR [CofR 21520] 11-Aug-51 to Societe Commercial d’Aviation, Toussus. Regd Aug-53 to Societe Air-Madagascar, Ivato. Regd in Madagascar as 5R-MAM Jan-63 to same owner. Sold Jan-64 and regd F-OCBX 13-Mar-64 to Societe Air Djibouti, Djibouti. Regd 5R-MAM 31-May-65 to Societe Air Madagascar, Ivato. Regn closed Nov-66.
Military site : airfield
An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.
|Manufactured||Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK||August 1941|
Built at de Havilland.
|Delivered||Tinwald Downs Roundabout, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG1 1TT, UK||7 September 1941|
Delivered to 18 MU 7-Sep-41.
|Assigned||Hendon, London NW4, UK||1 December 1942 – 19 May 1944|
Assigned to To 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42.
|Crashed||Hendon, London NW4, UK||4 December 1942|
Taxiing accident RAF Hendon Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Irwin J Levy. 4-Dec-42.
|28 January 2016 16:16:08||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations|