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De Havilland DH89 Dominie X7522, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.

Taken on charge as X7522 against Contract No B.104592/40 at 18 MU 2-Aug-42. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 17-Aug-42. To 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42. To USAAF Warton [Feb-43]. Landing accident Burtonwood 8-Feb-43; repaired. To 86 FrS/27 FrG, Base 575 [Oct-43]. Landing accident Station 519, Grove 20-Oct-43. To Alconbury [1944]. To de Havilland for maintenance 17-May-44; to 5 MU 14-Sep-44. Sold 11-Mar-48 to Denham Air Services. Regd G-AKTX (CofR 12209) 1-Mar-48 to Leslie Ernest Gisborne t/a Denham Air Services, Denham. CofA 10054 issued 8-Apr-48. Regd 22-Apr-48 to Mayfair Air Services Ltd, London W1. Regn cld 17-May-50 as "disappeared". Actually ferried ex Croydon to Palestine, via Nicosia; arrived Tel Aviv 5-May-48. To Israeli AF as S-72; operated by Galilee Squadron [Jun-48]; also at Sde Dov [Jun-48]. To IDF/AF 1302.




  • 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...

  • Hendon

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF station which in 1944 was home to Douglas C-47 Skytrain lodgers.

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK July 1942

Built at de Havilland.

Transferred Warton, Sta 582, UK 1 December 1942

Transferred to 86th Air Transport Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8th AF USAAF 1-Dec-42.

Crashed Burtonwood, Warrington, UK 8 February 1943

Landing accident Burtonwood/Sta 590 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Clarence E Robison, 8-Feb-43.

Transferred Hendon, London NW4, UK October 1943

Transferred to 86 Ferry Sqn, 27 Ferry Grp, 8AF USAAF Base 575 Oct-43.

Crashed Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12, UK 20 October 1943

Taxiing accident Grove/Sta 519, Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William E Doherty, 20-Oct-43.


Date Contributor Update
28 January 2016 15:25:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations