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The next picture is also made on the Buruku airstrip. It is the same aircraft about ready for taxing out to the runway

The following pictures are made on the mainland of Netherlands New Guinea. It is the Manokwari airstrip

Maintenance on the aircraft. Often we had magneto troubles caused by the high humidity

I am about to take off for a patrol flight, which we had to execute twice a day

The next picture shows the small platform on the isle called Jefman which is situated in the most western part of New Guinea. A Dakota in the background and the Fireflies on the foreground

At sunrise getting ready for early morning patrol

Checking the air to ground rockets for a firing practice

After returning from New Guinea at the end of 1960, I had to attend a helicopter conversion course and ended up flying the Sykorsky S-58, which was operating from the dutch aircraft carrier H.M.S. Karel Doorman. I served on the carrier for two years and made many trips to Canada, the United States West Indies, Portugal, Greece a.s.o

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