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X7346

Dominie

De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7346, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.

Taken on charge as X7346 under Contract No B.104592/40 at [unknown] 24-Apr-41. To 57 OTU Hawarden 27-Jun-41. To 58 OTU Grangemouth 23-Apr-42. To Air Taxis Ltd for maintenance 22-Jul-42; to 18 MU 19-Aug-42. To 41 OTU Old Sarum 15-Oct-42. To Old Sarum Station Flight [31-Dec-42]. To de Havilland for maintenance 17-Mar-44. To USAAF at Alconbury 9-May-44. To 54 MU 4-Jul-44; returned to Alconbury 26-Jul-44. To 5 MU 28-Aug-44. Sold 22-Nov-46 to Air Schools Ltd. Regd G-AIUM (CofR 10981) 20-Nov-46 to Air Schools Ltd, Burnaston. Closed 25-Nov-46 & regd 27.11.46 to Southern Aircraft (Gatwick) Ltd, Gatwick; op by Southernair. CofA 8778 issued 19.2.47. Cld 2.5.47 & regd 7.5.47 to Hunting Flying Clubs Ltd, Luton. CofA lapsed 18.3.49. Cld 23.6.50 & regd 30.6.50 to Frank Cecil Gold, Southall, Middlesex. CofA renewed 3.7.50. New CofR No R61 issued .50. Regn cld 25.7.50 as sold abroad. Regd in Sweden as SE-BTA 25.8.50 to Duells Aero AB, Goteborg [and operated on occasion on floats]; named “Vastan Vind”. Regd 27.3.53 to Bolidens Gruv AB, Boliden. Regd 13.5.60 to H Duell, Goteborg. Regn cld 12.7.63 as sold to England. Flown to Hants & Sussex Aviation Ltd, Portsmouth [Easter 63] but not overhauled. Remains still extant.

Service

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK March 1941

Built at de Havilland.

Delivered England, UK 24 April 1941

Delivered to MU 24-Apr-41.

Assigned Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 9 May 1944 – 3 July 1944

To USAAF at Alconbury 9-May-44.

Assigned Alconbury, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28, UK 26 July 1944 – 27 August 1944

Returned to USAAF Alconbury 26-Jul-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 16:32:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh89.pdf

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