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RNLAF in the past...
« on: August 24, 2008, 01:36:38 PM »
Hello all,

Was just wondering if someone knows a good resource,
book, website, PDF file or anything else on the aircraft
that have flown in the past with the RNLAF. I did read
somewhere that one of my favourite aircraft, the B-24
Liberator has flown for the RNLAF (321 Squdron)...
This kept me wondering which aircraft we more have had?

Thanks already for your help.
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Re: RNLAF in the past...
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 03:27:16 AM »
I'm not sure they were 'ours', probably just on loan for the war effort. Also, 321 was a navy squadron.

The RNLAF wasn't formed until 1953. So for the 1941-1949, you have to search for the Dutch RAF squadrons and the aviation arm of the KNIL (which had quite an impressive fleet) and the navy's.

I covered the 1913-2004 history in short here: http://www.milavia.net/airforces/netherlands/rnlaf_his.htm
I didn't go into detail for the navy/knil. The 1987 (I think) open day brochure has a good history on also the KNIL aviation arm, and I've got a book on the history of the MLD, you can borrow those some time if you want.

The Scramble wiki lists:
http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Royal_Netherlands_Air_Force#Types_operated_in_the_past
http://www.scramble.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Royal_Netherlands_Navy
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Re: RNLAF in the past...
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 05:42:29 PM »
Hey Niels,

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

Found more information regarding the B-24 Liberator.
14 B-24's where obtained from the RAF, and two on loan.
They flew however with dutch markings and flag.

Interesting stuff to dig a little bit deeper for. And maybe
some other interesting types of aircraft will be found.

Regards, Ramon
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