Fokker D.VII

 

 

Fokker DVII Zebra

 

 

 

Fokker D.VII

Single engine single-seat fighter and advanced trainer

 In accordance to Art. IV of the armistice agreement with Germany this country was to deliver at least 75 Fokker D.VII fighters. (the nec plus ultra of the German WW I fighters in 1918). Between 1919 and 1931 at least 35 of these aircraft (others went on into civilian hands) were used by the Aviation Militaire Belge and later the Aéronautique Militaire Belge. Some aircraft were assigned to the 9th and 10th fighter squadrons based in occupied Germany to protect the observation aircraft of N° 3 and 4 observation squadrons while others were assigned to the Flying School at Asch (VI Groupe) and later N° 11 squadron. From mid-1922 the Fokker D.VII was solely assigned for pilot training and moved with the Ecole de Pilotage from Asch to Wevelgem in September 1924. The last Fokker D.VII's were withdrawn from use by the end of 1931.(D. Brackx)


Picture  Serial Betsellnummer Date In Date Out History
- F-1 - 1919 May 1924 Flying School Asch.
F-2 6693/18 June 1919 Jul 1924 N° 9 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Wfu 2 Jul 1924 after an accident.
F-3 - Jun 1921 Mar 1922 Flying School Asch, N° 9 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch.
F-4 - - May 1924 N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch.
F-5 - - - N° III Groupe Evere, IV/1, Flying School Wevelgem
F-6 - - - N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
F-7 - 1919 - N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
F-8 - Jul 1921 Oct 1924 N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch
- F-9 - Jul 1921 May 1922 N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch
F-10 - Jul 1921 Oct 1929 N° III Group Evere, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgemn Wfu after accident te Wevelgem on 24 Oct 1929.
- F-11 5370/18 1921 Jan 1925 N° 9 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch
F-12 6690/18 1919 1927 N° 9 Squadron /IV Groupe, Flying School Wevelgem, heavy landing at Wevelgem in 1927, not repaired.
F-13 - - - S-8 at N° 2 Squadron/Flying School Asch, F-13 N° VI Group Flying School Wevelgem
F-14 7711/18 - Nov 1928 N° 9 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem, crashed at Wevelgem on 9 Oct 1925.
F-15 6687/18 - - N° 10 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
- F-16 6743/19 1921 May 1924 N° 10 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch.
F-17 6681/18 - 1928 N° 10 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelegem.
F-18 7707/18 - Apr 1929 (?) N° 10 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem Crash landed at Wevelgem on 16Apr 1929 (?) probably not repeared.
- F-19 5139/18 1919 Sep 1927 N° 10 Squadron /IV Group, Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelegem.
F-20 6679/18 - - N° 4 Squadron/II Group, V Group
F-21 5149/18 - - V Group,
- F-22 5443/18 - Oct 1929 V Group, Flying School Asch
- F-23 6670/18 - - V Group
- F-24 6688/18 - Dec 1921 "U" N° 2 Squadron/Flying School Asch.
F-25 6683/18 (Alb) 1919 - N° 3 Squadron/Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem.
F-26 6703/18 (Alb) 1919 Dec 1921 Flying School Asch, destroyed at Asch on 22 Dec 1921
- F-27 7620/18 1919 Dec 1921 N° 3 Squadron/Flying School Asch, crashed on 27 Dec 1921.
F-28 - - - N° 2 Squadron/Flying School Asch, still active at Wevelgem in 1928.
F-29 - - Mar 1923 Flying School Asch
F-30 - 1921 Sep 1928 Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem, crashed at Evere on 16 Jul 1928
F-31 - Sep 1927 Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
F-32 - 1921 Oct 1922 Flying School Asch, Crashed at Asch in 1922.
F-33 - 1922 Sep 1927 Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
F-34 - Aug 1922 - Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
F-35 - - - Flying School Asch, Flying School Wevelgem
- 6686/18 (Alb) 1919 - Flying School Asch,
- 6689/18 (Alb) 1919 Apr/May 1921 Flying School Asch, Crash in Apr or May 1921
- 6694/18 (Alb) 1919 - N° III Groupe Evere
- 6695/18 (Alb) 1919 - Flying School Asch
- 6714/18 (Alb) 1919 Aug 1919 N° III Groupe Evere, crashed at La Louvière on 17 Aug 1919.
- 6718/18 (Alb) 1919 - N° III Groupe Evere
- 6740/18 (Alb) 1919 - N° III Groupe Evere
- 7684/18 1919 - Bockum-Krefeld, ...
- 7737/18 1919 - Bockum-Krefeld, ...
Unidentified Fokker D.VII sporting the "Zebra" crest of the 4e Escadrille d'Observation in flight in 1919/1920. 
An unidentified Fokker D.VII with fake Bestellnummer 6689/18 flown by Adj. Maurice Acke in the film "L'Yser" of 1928 vintage.
Belgian Fokker D.VIII pilots
Eugène Mouvet

 

 

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Last updated 02/03/17 10:19   Daniel Brackx

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