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Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aériennes – SABENA

Fleet of Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aériennes – SABENA
(1923-1945)

By: Rob Mulder
For: www.europeanairlines.no

Abbreviations:

b/u = Broken up
Canx = cancelled from the register
c/n = Constructor’s Number
dbr = Destroyed between repair
f.u. = Fate unknown
In = Date aircraft was taken in use / or registered
Regn = Registration

Fleet list of Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aériennes – SABENA (1923-1945)
Type Regn. Regn. c/n In Fate
  1923-29 1929-1945
Rumpler C IV O-BREF 7960/18* 23.5.23 23.7.29 canx
Airco DH.9 O-BEAU 23.5.23 5.10.25 crashed
Airco DH.9C O-BELG 23.5.23 Sold to SABCA as O-BELG
Airco DH.9 O-BIEN OO-IEN 23.5.23 canx 7/2/1931 and b/u
Airco DH.4 O-BABI 23.5.23 1) , 26.2.21 crashed at Croydon and canx
Airco DH.4 O-BALO 23.5.23 5.5.24 crashed
Farman F.60 Goliath O-BLON 23.5.23 19.5.25 canx
Blériot Spad 33 O-BAHA 3061 23.5.23 To France as F-AICB, 1.4.26 canx
Blériot Spad 33 O-BAHB 3062 23.5.23 To France as F-AICC, 25.3.26 canx
Blériot Spad 33 O-BAHC 3063 23.5.23 15.12.23 canx
Blériot Spad 33 O-BAHD 3064 23.5.23 To France as F-AICD, 1.4.26 canx
Rumpler C IV O-BAHI 7779/18* 23.5.23 27.12.27 canx
Rumpler C IV O-BILL 9984/19* 23.5.23 27.12.27 canx.
Ansaldo A.300/C O-BAHF 6003 23.5.23 26.11.25 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8e O-BAHG OO-AHG W/8/6 23.5.24 13.5.35 b/u
SABCA-Handley Page W.8e O-BAHJ OO-AHJ 1 10.7.24 20.12.1932 canx, to G-ACDO
SABCA-Handley Page W.8e O-BAHK OO-AHK 2 10.8.24 8.29 crashed, 28.1.32 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8e O-BAHL OO-AHL 3 10.8.24 14.7.33 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8e O-BAHM OO-AHM 4 10.8.24 13.5.35 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHN OO-AHN 5 9.2.25 26.1.33 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHO OO-AHO 6 9.2.25 Princesse Marie-Josée, 26.1.33 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHP OO-AHP 7 12.2.25 14.6.35 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHQ OO-AHQ 8 19.3.25 14.6.35 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHT OO-AHT 11 1.4.25 26.1.33 canx
Junkers F 13 O-BACD OO-ACD 8.5.25 23.7.29 canx
Farman F.60 Goliath O-BAGB OO-AGB 19.5.25 23.7.29 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHU OO-AHU 12 16.5.25 26.1.33 canx
Farman F.60 Goliath O-BAGA OO-AGA 19.5.25 dbr and 31.1.31 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHY OO-AHY 13 27.5.26 dbr in Belgian Congo
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHZ OO-AHZ 14 27.5.26 12.2.32 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHR OO-AHR 9 2.6.25 14.6.35 canx
SABCA-Handley Page W.8f O-BAHS OO-AHS 10 22.6.25 Prince Charles, 14.6.35 canx
SABCA-De Havilland DH.50A O-BAHX OO-AHX 3 10.6.25 dbr in Belgian Congo, 5.3.37 canx
SABCA S.2 Sport O-BAIA OO-AIA 15.10.26 26.1.33 canx
Fokker F.II O-BAIB OO-AIB 4057 26.8.27 25.4.34 to Mr De France as OO-AIB
Fokker F.II O-BAIC OO-AIC 4058 26.8.27 8.29 to RLS as PH-RSL, 7.3.33 canx
Fokker F.VIIa OO-AID 5097 20.9.29 1930 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIE 18.11.29 22.12.33 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIF 14.12.29 22.4.36 crashed
Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIG 3 29.1.29 10.5.40 captured by German Forces
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIH 27.12.29 10.5.40 captured by German Forces
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AII 31.12.29 7.12.34 burnt out
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIJ 16.1.30 3.8.38 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIK 28.1.30 29.9.36 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIL 4.2.30 8.1.31 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIM 15.2.30 31.12.36 to Belgian Air Force
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIN 1.3.30 11.9.30 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIO 19.3.30 18.11.38 to Belgian Air Force
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIU 7.4.30 31.8.34 to Belgian Congo, 1.12.40 to Belgian Congo Authority and 1.43 wfu
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIV 7.4.30 4.9.36 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIW 15.5.30 11.9.34 to Belgian Congo, 7.41 to Belgian Congo Authority and 6.8.45 canx.
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIX 3.6.30 31.8.34 to Belgian Congo, 6.8.45 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIY 3.10.30 31.8.34 to Belgian Congo, 6.8.45 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIP 4.7.30 31.5.43 crashed
Westland Wessex OO-AGC WA1897 10.7.30 7.3.35 to Cobham Air Routes Ltd as G-ABAJ
Westland Wessex OO-AGD WA1898 10.7.30 7.12.34 dbr
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIQ 22.7.30 18.11.38 to Belgian Air Force
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIR 7.8.30 29.9.36 canx
Westland Wessex OO-AGE WA1899 19.8.30 12.3.35 to Cobham Air Routes Ltd as G-ADEW
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIS 22.8.30 29.6.36 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIT 11.9.30 10.39 wfu
Westland Wessex OO-AGF WA1900 18.9.30 29.3.35 to Cobhamn Air Routes Ltd. as G-ADFZ
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIZ 31.10.30 31.8.34 to Belgian Congo, 6.8.45 canx.
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIN 3.4.31 18.11.38 to Belgian Air Force
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AIL 30.5.31 2.6.38 crashed
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AGG 11.8.32 18.11.38 to Belgian Air Force
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AGH 20.9.32 Edmond Thieffry, 5.40 captured by
German Forces
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AGI 6.10.32 Léopold Roger, 3.11.36 to Société Avia
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AGJ 9.11.32 3.8.38 canx
SABCA-Fokker F.VIIb-3m OO-AGK 17.11.32 21.4.35 crashed
Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGL 30001 27.3.35 22.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGM 30002 12.4.35 20.6.35 or 7.11.35 crashed
Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGN 30004 6.5.35 10.12.35 crashed
Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGO 30005 20.7.35 22.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGP 30003 30.1.36 10.5.40 seized by German Forces
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AGU 5510 27.4.36 25.3.44 crashed
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AGV 5514 1.5.36 8.3.40 to Belgian Congo, 25.11.46 canx
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGQ 22.5.36 22.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73 OO-AGR 22.6.36 26.1.37 crashed
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGS 22.7.36 23.5.40 destroyed
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGT 16.9.36 10.10.38 crashed
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AGW 5672 31.12.36 8.3.40 to Belgian Congo, f.u.
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGX 12.2.37 16.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGY 11.5.37 16.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUA 5815 22.5.37 14.3.39 crashed
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUB 5827 2.6.37 16.11.37 crashed
SABCA-Savoia Marchetti S.73P OO-AGZ 9.8.37 23.5.40 destroyed
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUF 5852 6.1.38 10.12.38 to Belgian Congo, 3.4.44 crashed
Savoia Marchetti S.83 OO-AUC 34003 1.6.38 1940 crashed
Savoia Marchetti S.83 OO-AUD 34004 9.7.38 16.9.40 captured by Vichy Government
Savoia Marchetti S.83 OO-AUE 34005 20.7.38 30.8.40 captured by Vichy Government
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUG 6036 15.12.38 16.6.39 to Belgian Congo, 1.1.43 crashed
Douglas DC-3-227B OO-AUH 2093 16.1.39 27.8.40 captured by Vichy Government
Douglas DC-3-227B OO-AUI 2094 4.4.39 23.5.40 destroyed
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-AUK 6410 22.5.39 8.3.40 to Belgian Congo, 25.11.46 canx
Savoia Marchetti S.83 OO-AUJ 34023 Delivered at Marseille,  captured by Vichy Government and returned to Italy
Lockheed L-18-07 Lodestar OO-CAI 2013 13.8.41 9.6.49 to East African Airways as VP-KHA
Lockheed L-18-07 Lodestar OO-CAJ 2014 13.8.41 1948 to High Commissioner as F-OAAA
Junkers Ju-52/3mge OO-CAP 5518 9.1.42 11.4.46 canx
Lockheed L-14H-2 OO-CAG 1489 22.9.42 16.8.46 damaged
Lockheed L-14H-2 OO-CAH 1488 27.9.42 1947 to High Commissioner as F-OAAA
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar OO-CAK 2340 1.3.43 14.12.45 crashed
Lockheed C-60A-1-LO Lodestar OO-CAO 2339 5.5.43 14.12.49 to Service Cartographique du Congo
as OO-CAO
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar OO-CAR 2419 7.6.43 24.12.47 crashed
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar OO-CAS 2420 31.5.43 9.6.49 to East African Airways as VP-KHB
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar OO-CAV 2421 4.8.43 9.6.49 to East African Airways as VP-KHE

1) Said to have crashed at Croydon 26.2.21, but nevertheless transferred from SNETA to SABENA

* Possibly German military serial number and not constructor’s number.

Amendments based on correspondence with Frans van Humbeek.

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