The countries that used the Dornier Do 24 were Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, and Sweden.
Crews found the Do 24 to be very reliable even in rough water.
One time a Do 24 lost its tail during a rescue. The crew sealed the aircraft and taxied back to their base.
Used in the Arctic, Mediterranean, English Channel, and the Pacific.
At the start of World War II there was only one airworthy prototype available. Once the Netherlands were defeated all of their Do 24s were shipped back to Germany.
Fifteen Luftwaffe units were equipped with the Do 24.
During the evacuation of Crete the Do 24s would carry 24 passengers.
Received eleven before the start of World War II. Twenty five were licence built with Wright R-1820 engines.
Some were used in the East Indies against Japan. These were given to the Australians.
In June 1944 Spain received twelve Do 24T-3s and they remained in used as search and rescue planes until the 1970s.
The Royal Australian Air Force used five Do 24s against Japan.
Two Do 24s ended up being interned by Sweden. One had 37 refugees.