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North American Harvard * Retired *
6 Canadian-built AT-16 Harvard IIB aircraft transferred from KLU, used 27 August 1946 to 8 April 1949 in NEI. KLU serials B-59 to B-64, MLD serials 12-1 to 12-6. Used in Basic Trainer role, and later used for communications. Used by 2, 4 and 5 sqns. Several additional aircraft acquired from KLU on short term loans 1951 to 1959.
3 aircraft transferred from KLU 1958-1961. Serials B-101, B-136, B-155, with 1 sqn in Curacao.
2 UT-6 aircraft permanently transferred from KLU 28 January 1965. Serials B-56 & B-57 became 043 & 044. 2 more UT-6 aircraft permanently transferred from KLU 30 March 1966. Serials B-84 & B-164 became 098 & 099. Last example withdrawn 31 March 1971, after use by 9 Sqn at de Kooy.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
12-1 14A-1356 B-63 17 Oct 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-13057, RAF: FT316. returned to KLu 8 Apr 1949
12-2 14A-1366 B-62 6 Sept 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-13067, RAF: FT326. returned to KLu 23 July 1948
12-3 14A-1273 B-61 29 Aug 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-12974, RAF: FT233. returned to KLu 15 Sept 1948
12-4 14A-1496 B-60 13 Sept 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-13098, RAF: FT456. returned to KLu 3 Feb 1949
12-5 14A-1184 B-59 27 Aug 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-12888, RAF: FT144. returnd to KLU 14 Apr 1949
12-6 14A-641 B-64 27 Aug 1946 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 42-12394, RAF: FE907. returned to KLU 14 Sept 1949
B-101 14A-1447   1958 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-13148, RAF: FT407. w/o 25 Feb 1961
B-136 14A-1053   1958 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 43-12754, RAF: FS913. preserved
B-155 14-681   1958 AT-16 Harvard IIB. USAAF 42-12434, RAF: FE947. wfu 1961
043 14A-1216 B-56 28 Jan 1965 UT-6, USAAF 43-12917, RAF: FT176. sold 31 Mar 1971, to PH-KMA
044 14A-1260 B-57 28 Jan 1965 UT-6, USAAF 43-12961, RAF: FT220. soc 3 Mar 1966
098 14A-1494 B-84 30 Mar 1966 UT-6, USAAF 43-13195, RAF: FT454. sold 4 Feb 1970, to OO-DAF
099 14-555 B-164 30 Mar 1966 UT-6, USAAF 42-12308, RAF: FE821. soc 7 Nov 1968

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)


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