De Havilland DH.104 Dove

Twin engine 8 seat communications aircraft

    In order to replace the obsolete Airspeed Oxford and Consul communications aircraft of the Weermacht/Force Pulique twelve 8-seat De Havilland DH.104 Doves were acquired in 1949. Up to the independence of Congo these machines were successfully used by the Weermacht/Force Pulique after which most of them had a very eventful post colonial career in the hands of the local forces.

Type

Dove 2

C/N

04252

D-10

Date In

Oct 1949

Date Out

Apr 1957

History

D-10, OO-CGG, written off in accident at N'Dolo/Leopoldstad/ville (now Kinshasa) on 8 Apr 1957

Type

Dove 2

C/N

04080

D-11

Date In

Feb 1950

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

OO-CGG, D-11/OT-CFK, KAT-11 (Katanga), written off in Aug 1961

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04054

D-12

Date In

Jun 1950

Date Out

Oct 1958

History

G-AJZU, OO-CFC, D-12 , Fatal crash on 6 Oct 1958 at Nialamgira (Congo)

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04367

D-14

Date In

Oct 1952

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-14/OT-CFM, K-14, KAT-14 (Katanga), K-14 (FAC) destroyed at Elisabethdtad/ville in Aug 1961.

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04442

D-15

Date In

Oct 1953

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-15/OT-CFN, Kat-15, KA-T15 (Katanga), KA-TDA (Katanga), 9Q-COB (Congo Government), possibly to FAC

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04443

D-16

Date In

Nov 1953

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-16/OT-CFP, destroyed at Ndjili in Jul 1960

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04447

D-17

Date In

Feb 1954

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-17/OT-CFQ, KAT-17 (Katanga), w/o Aug 61, Elisabethstad/ville.

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04154

D-18

Date In

Jul 1952

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

VP-YHV "Hoopoe", D-18/OT-CFR, KAT-18 (Katanga), FAC

Type

Dove 1B

C/N

04013

D-19

Date In

May 1956

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

OO-AWE (cartografie), D-19/OT-CFS, KAT-19 (Katanga), FAC

Type

Dove 1 > 5

C/N

04103

D-20

Date In

May 1956

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

OO-CFE (cartography), D-20/OT-CFT, K-20 (Katanga), destroyed in accident at Manone on 31 Jan 1961.

Type

Dove 5

C/N

04506

D-21

Date In

Nov 1959

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-21, Abandoned engineless at Ndjili, Used by FAC (?)

Type

Dove 5

C/N

04507

D-22

Date In

Nov 1959

Date Out

Jul 1960

History

D-22, KAT-22, KA-T22 (Katanga), to FAC, withdrawn from use at Angola 1963.

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