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Martin PBM-5A Mariner * Retired *
17 aircraft (8+9) from US Navy delivered 28 November 1955 to 8 October 1956 and 7 March 1957 to 17 September 1957. Serials 16-300 to 16-316 (later 100-110). Served with 321 sqn and 8 sqn for maritime patrol/SAR duties. Suffered 5 fatal accidents and grounded from 15 January 1960, withdrawn 3 March 1960 and scrapped.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
16-300   122075 28 Nov 1955 later 100, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-301   122081 22 Dec 1955 later 101, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-302   122085 21 Dec 1955 later 102, in the sea Papiti Baai w/o 15 Dec 1959
16-303   122608 29 Nov 1955 accident Abadan w/o 20 Aug 1958
16-304   122070 31 July 1956 later 103, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-305   122072 5 Dec 1956 accident Haringvliet w/o 22 Nov 1957
16-306   122084 17 Dec 1956 accident Goa w/o 10 June 1959
16-307   122603 8 Oct 1956 accident de Kooy w/o 11 Oct 1957
16-308   122078 7 Mar 1957 later 104, wfu Netherlands 15 Jan 1960
16-309   122611 24 Apr 1957 later 105, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-310   122612 8 Apr 1957 later 106, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-311   122613 12 June 1957 later 107, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-312   122470 14 May 1957 accident Merauke w/o 12 Aug 1957
16-313   122079 12 July 1957 later 108, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-314   122604 25 July 1957 later 109, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960
16-315   122082 17 Sept 1957 cannibalised Netherlands 28 June 1958
16-316   122086 17 Sept 1957 later 110, wfu Boroekoe 15 Jan 1960

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Air Enthusiast 97


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