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De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7454, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.

Taken on charge as X7454 against Contract No B.104592/40 at ATA White Waltham 2-Jan-42. To 4 FPP [Jun-43]. Damaged taxying Prestwick 8-Jun-43; to DH for repairs 23-Aug-43; to 18 MU 17-Nov-43. To USAAF 5-Apr-44 and to 27th ATG, Abbots Ripton. To 57 OTU Hawarden 17-Aug-44. To 10 Group Comm Flight, Colerne 3-Sep-44. To de Havilland for maintenance 20-Feb-45. To Controller Research & Development at Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, South Marston 1-Jun-45; to Castle Bromwich 30-Aug-45. Psoc 1-Jul-47. Regd G-AHKB (CofR 10124) 16-Apr-46 to Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, South Marston. CofA 7640 issued 11-May-46. Regd (by 1951) to Vickers-Armstrong (Aircraft) Ltd. Regd (and dd) 2-Apr-59 to Vivian Hampson Bellamy t/a Hampshire Aeroplane Club, Eastleigh. Regn cld 16-Oct-61 as sold in France; inspected Dinard 30-Oct-61. Regd F-BEKB 29-Nov-61 to Ateliers Aeronautiques de la Cote d'Emeraude [Rousseau Aviation], Dinard; operated by RF Para Club, Bergerac. Regd Aug-62 to Etat SFATAT, Bergerac. Regd 28-Dec-64.




  • Abbots Ripton

    Military site : non-airfield
    Strategic Air Depots were given separate station numbers to avoid confusion with the main airfield operation; the 2nd Strategic Air Depot, originally at Little Staughton, moved to Alconbury in March 1944 as that airfield, well served by road and rail,...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK December 1941

Built at de Havilland.

Delivered White Waltham, Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead SL6, UK 2 January 1942

Delivered to ATA White Waltham 2-Jan-42.

Assigned Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 5 April 1944 – 16 August 1944

Assigned to USAAF 5-Apr-44 and to 27th ATG, Abbots Ripton.


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 18:29:29 Al_Skiff Changes to description

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 15:37:59 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 14:42:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations and place associations