De Havilland D.H.4s of WW1

After the war the American versions flew USA airmail routes cross-country.

I used to make plastic models of these and similar planes when I was Mr. B.’s age (11 going on 12) and hang them by threads from my bedroom ceiling.

UPDATE:  These birds, photographed sometime after 1918, were from Benbrook Field, southwest of Fort Worth. Photo from the Benbrook Public Library.

0 responses to “De Havilland D.H.4s of WW1

  1. The first thought I usually have seeing one of these is: here is a plane that wouldn’t drop down like a bucket of nails when the engine gives up.

  2. Dick Stanley

    They did have a looong glide-path.

  3. “I used to make plastic models of these . . .”

    As did I. Along with my older brother being a sh*t-hot fighter pilot, it created in me an abiding interest in airpower.

    There is a really good Air Museum nearby (Tillamook, Oregon) with a pristine Spad XIII — fascinating.