The Fokker D.VII in Denmark

After World War I, two D.VII’s were bought by the Dansk Luftrederi. At least one of them was bought from Hermann Goering.

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One of the Fokker D.VII’s from the Dansk Luftrederi (picture: archive H. Vossers)

In 1922 both were sold to the Flyverkorpset, the Danish Air Force. Only one was made flyable, the other one probably used as a source of spares. The flyable D.VII was given the registration F-1. It was used as an unarmed trainer.

 

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Danish Fokker D.VII ‘F-1′ in flight. (picture: archive H. Vossers)

During the Copenhagen Flying Meeting in september 1927, the D.VII crashed. The pilot, lieutenant Erlind, survived the accident, but died a year later of injuries from the accident.

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Description of the accident with the Fokker D.VII (here wrongly named D.VIII) from the Flight issue of 8 september 1927(source: www.flightglobal.com)