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De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7523, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.

Taken on charge as X7523 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU 18-Aug-42. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 25-Aug-42. To 8th AF USAAC 1-Dec-42. At USAAC Alconbury 1944. To DH for maintenance 13-Apr-44. To Old Sarum Station Flight 20-Jun-44. To 18 MU 4-Apr-46. Sold 17-Jan-47 to Kennings Ltd. Regd G-AIUK (CofR 10979) 8-Nov-46 to Kenning Aviation Ltd, Burnaston. CofA 9012 issued 26-Sep-47. Cld 31-May-48 & regd 18-Jun-48 to Air Schools Ltd, Burnaston; operated by Derby Flying Club, Wolverhampton Aviation Ltd and [by May-51] by Derby Aviation Ltd. CofR No changed to R2106 .50. Converted to Mk.4. Regn cld 14-Feb-55 as sold to Kenya. Regd VP-KND 14-Feb-55 to JEF Wilkins t/a Caspar Air Charters, Nairobi. Badly damaged by fire on start-up Kisumu 18-Mar-55; repaired. Regd 16-Apr-56 to Caspar Air Charters & Agencies Ltd, Nairobi. Regd 1958 to Caspair Ltd, Nairobi. Regn closed 1964.



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Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK July 1942

Built at de Havilland.

Delivered 18 August 1942

Delivered to 18 MU 18-Aug-42.

Assigned Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 1 December 1942 – 12 April 1944

To 8th AF USAAC 1-Dec-42.


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 15:48:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations