De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth

 

 

 

 

De Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth

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)


Picture  Serial c/n Date In Date 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

 

  

 

 

Last updated 06/12/13 14:05   Daniel Brackx

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