De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth

Belgian civil De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth OO-GUY (c/n 5010) was impressed into the Aéronautique Militaire on 26 August 1939 and served as "estafette" for 6/III/2 Aé. This aircraft is seen here at Vissenaken airfield in January 1940.

Single engine two seat observation and liaison aircraft

 

 

   At the height of the "Phoney War" the Aéronautique Militaire Belge requisitioned several civil aircraft that were used as "Estafette" or liaison aircraft mostly attached to different squadrons. The Belgian authorities also impressed two De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth's. De Havilland DH.60G-III OO-GUY entered service on 26 August 1939 with Squadron 6/III/2Aé, while OO-AMN (DH.60G) was used by the Openbare Weermacht/Force Publique for short liaison flights between Léopoldville (Ndolo) and Banana/Moanda and later on as target aircraft for the Matadi air-air defence guns (Daniel Brackx)

Serial

C/N

In

Out

History

-  (OO-GUY)

5010

Aug 1939

1940

OO-GUY, 6/II/2Aé (Eagle on red circle), fate unknown.

-  (OO-AMM)

1875

Oct 1940

Dec 1943

(OO-AMM, Openbare Weermacht/Force Publique,OO-AMM

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