Caudron G.III at Juvisy

 

 

 

Caudron G.III used at Juvisy-sur-Orge (F.)

Single engine basic trainer aircraft

 

   When on January 1st, 1918, the Belgian Air Service's pilot school (Ecole de de Pilotage - Vliegschool) is moved from Etampes to Juvisy-sur-Orge (both in France) the Belgian Government acquired some 14 Caudron G.III elementary trainer aircraft, eleven of which were delivered in the first trimester of 1918 and three more in September 1918. This first batch was composed of 6 twin-seaters powered by a 90 or 100 hp Anzani ten cylinder engine, 6 single seaters powered by a Le Rhone nine cylinder rotary engine of 80 hp and two twin-seater-dual control aircraft (Le Rhone engine).  A least one more aircraft was delivered to Juvisy before the end of the war as images show aircraft numbers ranging from Nr 70 and Nr 84. With the end of the war a dedicated training airfield was established in Belgium at Asch. Only a handful of the original Caudron G.III aircraft operated at Juvisy were transferred to Belgium in the month of May 1919, the fate of the remaining aircraft remains unclear.  (D. Brackx)


Picture  Registration S.F.A. C/N Date In Date Out History
70 1918  1919  Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy 
71 C.6775 4493 Sep 1918 1919 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy, Asch, fate unknown
72 C.6777 4495 Sep 1918 1919 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
73 - - 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
77 C.6174 3434 Feb 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
78 C.6171 3431 Feb 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
81 C.6208 3464 Feb 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
82 C.6189 3445 Feb 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy
84 - - 1918 1918 Ecole de Pilotage Juvisy

 

 

 

Last updated 31/03/14 15:07   Daniel Brackx

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