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Caudron C.510 Pélican

Caudron 510 Pélican OO-ATF

Former Caudron C.510 Pélican OO-ATF in full Weermacht/Force Publique colors during the second World War

Single engine four-seat liaison aircraft.


   On 6 November 1940 the Belgian Weermacht/Force Publique requisitioned Caudron C.510 Pélican OO-ATF “Bolikoko” (C/N 7664/56) for its local operations as liaison aircraft. During the East Africa Campaign at the Soudanese/Ethiopian border the Weermacht/Force Publique used the Pelican from Watsa airbase in full military color scheme. On 1 April this aircraft made a forced landing between Khartoum and Malakal. It however continued in military service until sold as CR-LBD on 22 October 1945.

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