Fokker D.VII


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 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 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 The last Fokker D.VII's were withdrawn from use by the end of 1931.



F-1 Bestellnummer ....

  • 230323: To the Flying School at Ash
  • 120524: Written off

F-2 Bestellnummer 6693/18 Alb

  • 190719: Noted with N° 9 Squadron (Thistle) during the "Exposition des Avions de Guerre et du Matériel Aéronautique" at Evere (19/07 - 27/07/1919).
  • 090621: Officially prepared for operations by the "Service des Fabrications" at Evere.
  • 160621: To VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch and finally to the IV Groupe de Chasse at Schaffen.
  • 000000: To VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs after an unidentified accident.
  • 040923: To Flying School at Asch
  • 230524: To VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 020724: Stricken off charge at VII Gr. (Technical)

Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database

Evere July 1919 - Exposition des Avions de Guerre et du Matériel Aéronautique DBx Coll.

F-3 Bestellnummer ....

  • 090621: Officially prepared for operations by the "Service des Fabrications" at Evere.
  • 160621: To VII Gr. (Technical)
  • 000021: To Pilot School at Asch
  • 000000: Noted at 9 Squadron (Thistle) - IV Gr. at Schaffen
  • 180322: Cat.5 at Schaffen (TBC): Sgt. Fernand DONY severely injured.


F-4
Bestellnummer ..../Alb

  • 020721: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to the III Gr. at Evere.
  • 230522: Transferred from III Gr. to Flying School at Asch.
  • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans
  • 270324: To VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 120524: Stricken off charge.

Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Asch 1922 - Kpl-student pilot René Kairet of 11th Promotion. Guy Van de Merckt Coll.


F-5 Bestellnummer ....
(Fokker)

  • 000021: Transferred from the "Service des Fabrications" at Evere to VII Gr. (Technical)
  • 020721: Transferred vrom VII Gr. (Technical) to III Gr. at Evere
  • 121224: Transferred from IV/1 Evere to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 161125: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School Wevelgem.
  • 1928/1929: Last noted at Wevelgem.

Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Pilot Victor Van Caeneghem (35th promotion) at Wevelgem - André Robijt Coll.


F-6 Bestellnummer .... (Fokker)

  • 060721: Transferred from the "Service des Fabrications" at Evere to VII Gr. (Technical)
  • 080721: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to III Gr. at Evere
  • 111023: Transferred from III Gr. to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
  • 270324: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch.
  • 160924: Transferred from Flying School Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 270727: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem



Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Pilot Alphonse De Rijck (52nd promotion) - E. Delbaere Coll

F-7 Bestelllnummer ..../Alb

  • 020721: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to III Gr. at Evere.
  • 290322: Transferred from III Gr. to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 250722: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch (VI Gr.)
  • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans.
  • 280525: Transferred from Flying School Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 061026: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
  • 110628: Transferred from Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
  • 291128: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to 1 Squadron / IV Gr. reconnaissance at Evere.


Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database

Pilot Georges Velings (15th Promotion) at Asch - André Robijt Coll.

F-8 Bestellnummer .... (Fokker)

  • 020721: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to III Gr. at Evere
  • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans.
  • 201022: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch (VI Gr.)
  • 140624: Written off at Asch through OMA n° 16 of that date.

Fokker D.VII F-8 at Asch
F-8 at Asch - Jan Lantmeeters Coll.

F-9 Bestellnummer ....

  • 020721: Transferred from "Service des Fabrications" to VII Gr. (Technical) and on the same day to III Gr. at Evere.
  • 230522: Transferred from III Gr. to Flying School at Asch.
  • 000022: Destroyed in accident at Asch (OJC doc N° 150 of 300522)

F-10 Bestellnummer .... (Fokker)

  • 020721: Transferred from "Service des Fabrications" to VII Gr. (Technical) and on the same day to III Gr. at Evere.
  • 111023: Transferred from III Gr. to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
  • 010324: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch.
  • 000725: Accident at Wevelgem: Collided with RSV 32/90 R.? while landing.
  • 280725: Transferred from Flying School at Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
  • 270126: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to IV Gr. reconnaissance at Evere
  • 280426: Transferred from IV Gr. reconnaissance to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
  • 000000: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem
  • 000000: Noted at Wevelgem wearing Pinguin ensigna in yellow(?) oval marking.
  • 241029: Accident at Wevelgem: Overturned. Cpt. Emile COURTOIS uninjured

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Wevelgem 241029 - Accident of Cpt. Emile Courtois - DBX Coll.

    F-11 Bestellnummer 5370/18 (Alb.)

    • 000021: N° 1 of 9 Squadron (Thistle) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 261021: Re-registered F-11.
    • 230423: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 200125: Stricken off charge at VII Gr. (Technical)

    F-12 Bestellnummer 6690/18 (Alb.)

    • 000021: N° 2 of 9 Squadron (Thistle) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 261021: Re-registered F-12
    • 190526: Transferred from Schaffen to VII Gr. (Technical) at Evere for repairs.
    • 020227: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
    • 000027: Accident at Wevelgem: Nose stand. Pilot Kpl-student pilot Georges "le Kiek" POULET (44th Promotion)
    • 080827: Transferred from Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 190927: Stricken off charge at VII Gr (Technical).

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft
    Wevelgem - possibly accident on 190927- pilot Poulet - Guy Van de Merckt Coll.

    F-13 Bestellnummer .... (Fokker)

    • 000021: N° S8 at 2 Squadron / VI Gr. of the Flying School at Asch.
    • 261021: Re-registered F-13
    • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans (Pilot Cdt. Gaston "Cotton" Lambert) (Unit Ecole A)
    • 090622: Transferred from VI Gr. to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Bierset-Awans Cdt. Gaston "Cotton" Lambert in the cockpit during the meeting on 270522. Fréderic Lints Coll.

    F-14 Bestellnummer 7711/18

    • 000021:N° 4 of 9 Squadron (Thistle) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 261021: Re-registered F-14
    • 271021: Transferred from IV Gr. to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
    • 230323: Transferred to Flying School at Asch
    • 000523: Accident at Asch: Nose stand by pilot Kpl-student pilot André Forest (6th Promotion).
    • 180523: Transferred from Flying School at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 221124: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
    • 091025: Fatal crash at Wevelgem: The pilot had to perform his first aerobatics on the Fokker and crashed during a roll after having performed a perfect looping. Kpl. Student pilot Joseph LAMBRECHTS (30th Promotion) killed.
    • 281125: Stricken off charge at Wevelgem.


    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database

    Crash in 1923 of André Forest (6th promotion) - Guy Van de Merckt Coll.

    F-15 Bestellnummer 6687/18 (Alb.)

    • 261021: Registered F-15 with N° 10 Squadron (Comet) / IV Gr at Schaffen.
    • 280422: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 141022: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 230424: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch
    • 000627: Last Noted at Flying School at Wevelgem.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Pilot Franz Delvigne (52nd Promotion) at Wevelgem - Ed. Delvigne Coll.

    F-16 Bestellnummer 6743/18 (Alb.)

    • 261021: Registered F-16 with N° 10 Squadron (Comet) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 280422: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 141022: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) at Evere for repairs.
    • 210124: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch
    • 270324: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs
    • 120524: Stricken off charge at VII Gr. (Technical) at Evere.

    F-17 Bestellnummer 6681/18 (Alb.)

    • 211021: Registered F-17 with N° 10 Squadron (Comet) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 280422: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 000622 or 000722: Accident at Asch: Undercarriage torn of in heavy landing by Kpl. Student pilot Carlos Wouters.
    • 280722: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 230424: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) at Evere to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 200728: Transferred from Flying School at Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Asch 1922 - Coll.LH

    F-18 Bestellnummer 7707/18 (Alb.)

    • 261021: Registered F-18 with N° 10 Squadron (Comet) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 280422: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 170622: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 120524: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School IV Gr.) at Asch.
    • 060826: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem. (delayed)
    • 290926: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
    • 160429: Accident at Bissegem: Nose stand on Steenweg op Bissegem. Kpl-Student pilot Joannes BRAUN (52nd Promotion).

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Wevelgem - DBx Coll.

    F-19 Bestellnummer 5139/18 (Fokker)

    • 261021: Registered F-18 with N° 10 Squadron (Comet) / IV Gr. at Schaffen.
    • 280422: Transferred from IV Gr. at Schaffen to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 141022: Transferred from VI Gr. at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 230424: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School (VI Gr.) at Asch.
    • 160725: Transferred from Flying School at Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical) for repairs.
    • 180126: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
    • 160426: Transferred from Flying School at Wevelgem to VII Gr. (Technical)
    • 140327: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Wevelgem.
    • 240627: Transferred from Flying School at Wevelgem to VI Gr. (Technical) for repairs
    • 190927: Stricken off charge at VII Gr. (Technical).

    F-20 Bestgellnummer 6679/18 (Alb.)

    • 000021: Noted at 4th Squadron of II Gr. (Bockum or Wilrijk)
    • 000021: Transferred to V Gr. at Bierset-Awans.
    • 261021: Re-registered F-20 at V Gr.
    • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans. (Pilot Cdt. René Legros of 12/V).
    • 141022: Transferred from VI Groupe to VII Groupe for repairs.

    F-21 Bestellnummer 5149/18 (Fokker)

    • 261021: Re-registered F-21 at V Gr.
    • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans.(Pilots Cdt. Paul Scarron, Adj. Jean Defeld, Adj. Emile Leonard of the 12/V and Adj. François Polet of 10/V).
    • 020824: Transferred from III/2 at Bierset) to Goetsenhoven.
    • 200826: Transferred from Goetsenhoven to Schaffen
    • 191126: Transferred from Schaffen to Goetsenhoven.

    F-22 Bestellnummer 5443/18 (Alb.)

    • 261021: Re-registered F-22 at V Gr. at Bierset.
    • 230222: Written off in accident while with V Gr..
    • 230322: Reconsidered repairable.
    • 230424: Transferred from VII Gr. (Technical) to Flying School at Asch.
    • 030924: Transferred from Flying School at Asch to VII Gr. (Technical) to be repaired
    • 291024: Stricken off charge at VII Gr. (Technical)

    F-23 Bestellnummer 6670/18 (Alb.)

    • 261021: Re-registered F-23 at V Gr. at Bierset.
    • 270522: Noted on opening ceremony and meeting of Bierset-Awans. (Pilotd Cdt. ALbert Massaux, Adj Emile Codyof 11/V and Adj Georges Debroux, Adj Armand Cornelis of 12/V of Bierset)

    F-24 Bestellnummer 6688/18 (Alb.)

    • 000021: Noted at "U" with 2/VI Gr., of the Flying School at Asch.
    • 261021: Re-registerd F-24
    • 011221: Reported destroyed in an accident at 2/VI Gr. at Asch (date of accident unknown)

    F-25 c/n 6683/18

    • 000000: Noted at 3/VIe Gr. (+ Pinguin)
    • 000000: Cat.? at ?: Crash landing, u/c torn off.
    • 000000: (Pic ED Coll. as 6683/18 & VdM Coll. +Pinguin in white disk)

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Wevelgem - André Robijt Coll.

    F-26 c/n 6703/18
    • 000000: Noted at 3/VIe Gr.
    • 221221: Cat.5 at ?

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Coll. LH

    F-27 c/n 7620/18
    • 000000: Noted at 3/VIe Gr.
    • 271221: Cat.5 at ?

    F-28
    • 270522: Noted at Bierset-Awans opening ceremony and meeting (Pilot Adj. Vandamme) (Unit Ecole A)

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Asch - DBx Coll.

    F-29
    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft
    Wevelgem - DBx Coll.

    F-30
    • 160728: Cat.5 at Evere (17h15L): Crashed due to engine problems during the “Coupe de Challenge” held at Evere. Lt. Valère DECLOET killed.

    F-31
    • 270522: Noted at Bierset-Awans opening ceremony and meeting (Pilot Adj. Bloom) (Unit Ecole A)
    • 000000: Noted at Ecole de Perfectionnement. (Penguin)
    • 000000: Cat.? at ?: Overturned.
    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Wevelgem - DBx Coll.

    F-32
    • 000000: Noted at VIe Gr.
    • 270522: Noted at Bierset-Awans opening ceremony and meeting (Pilot Cdt. Lints) (Unit Ecole A)
    • 031022: Cat.5 at ? (VI Groupe)
    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft
    André Robyt Coll.

    F-33
    • 010822: Assembly completed.
    • 061022: Transferred from VI Groupe to VII Groupe for repairs.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Pilot Louis De Keyzer (29th promotion) at Wevelgem 060825 - André Robyt Coll.

    F-34
    • 010822: Assembly completed. (Notes VdM).
    • 000000: Noted at Ecole de Perfectionnement. (Penguin)

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Adj. Instructor Ivan Van Damme - DBx Coll.

    F-35
    • 000000: Noted at Ecole de Perfectionnement. (Penguin)

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Wevelgem - Coll.LH


    TO BE IDENTIFIED:

    F-? c/n 6679/18
    • 000020: Noted at 4th Squadron (Zebra) at Bochum.

    F-? c/n 6686/18
    • 000000: Noted with above c/n, no correspondence with Belgian serial

    F-? c/n 6689/18
    • 000000: Cat.? at ?: Nose stand.
    • 000228: Noted at Nivelles masquerading as German Fokker D.VII for the movie-film ‘l’Yseré.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Guy Van de Merckt Coll.

    F-?c/n 6714/18
    • 170819: Cat.? at La Louvière(10sq.): Pilot COPPENS d’EECKENBRUGGE.

    F.? c/n 6718/18
    • 150519: Noted at Aviation Militaire in Germany

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    Ed. Tollet Coll.

    F-? c/n 7684/18
    • 000000: Noted with above c/n, no correspondence with Belgian serial found.

    Fokker D.VII - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
    DBx Coll.






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