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 V4724, impressed into RAF service, one of 6 Dominies transferred to the 8th AF USAAF.
Regd G-AFNC 1-Feb-39 to Aircraft Operating Co Ltd, Hatfield. CofA 6654 issued 21-Jun-39. To 24 Squadron, Hendon 8-Sep-39. Regn cld 16-Oct-39 as sold. To 1 Camouflage Unit, Baginton 21.11.39. Impressed as V4724 6-Feb-40. Returned to 24 Squadron, Hendon 23-Feb-40. To 22 MU Silloth 7-Oct-40. To 1 AONS Prestwick 10-Oct-40. To 1 CU Hendon 4-Jan-41. To USAAC 8th AF and to Comm Flt Skeabrae 28-Dec-42. To DH Witney 26-Jul-43. To RAF Halton 20-Oct-43. To DH Witney 17-Mar-45. To 18 MU Dumfries 15-Jul-45. To 5 MU Kemble 2-Apr-46. Sold 27-May-46 to Field Consolidated Aircraft Services Ltd. Regd G-AFNC 24-Jun-46 to Field Consolidated Aircraft Services Ltd, Croydon. Regn cld 14-Aug-46 as sold abroad. CofA renewed 23-Oct-46. Regd in Belgian Congo as OO-CCD (CofR C61) 10-Feb-47 to A Camelbeek, Elisabethville; [date also reported as 13-Jun-46, which may be reservation date]. Wfu 5-Jul-47 and regn cld 8-Jul-47.
Military site : airfield
Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...
|Manufactured||Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK||January 1939|
Built at de Havilland.
|Delivered||Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK||1 February 1939|
Regd G-AFNC 1-Feb-39 to Aircraft Operating Co Ltd, Hatfield.
|Assigned||Skeabrae, Orkney, Orkney KW17, UK||28 December 1942 – 25 July 1943|
Assigned to USAAC 8th AF and to Comm Flt Skeabrae 28-Dec-42.