DOUG DUNCAN COLLECTION
No. 8777. Halberstadt CL.IV German Army Air Service
Photographed at the National Museum of the USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, USA, April 2008, by Doug Duncan

Halberstadt CL.IV

03/31/2009. In 1984 the USAF Museum obtained a complete CL.IV and sufficient spare parts and components to assemble two more CL.IVs. A fuselage (c/n 8103) and a set of wings and other parts were donated to the NASM. In 1987 a joint venture was set up by the NASM, the USAF Museum and the Museum für Verkehr und Technik (Museum of Transport and Technic) in Berlin, Germany, and it was arranged the German museum would restore the three aircraft of the two US museums for static display. In return one of the USAF Museum aircraft would remain in Germany.

After restoration to 8103/18, the NASM CL.IV was put on display in Germany, by 2004 it had returned to the USA and put on display at NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The restored USAF Museum CL.IV was finished in the markings of the squadron leader of the Schlachtstaffel 21, as flown in mid-July 1918 during the Chateau Thierry battle. The third restored CL.IV was finished in a 1930s civil paint scheme and was put on display at the Berlin museum, showing the registration D-IBAO.




Created March 31, 2009