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NATO Tactical Weapons Meet ,RAF Wildenrath , Germany , June 1967 (a/c spotting)

January 5, 2020 |

In June 1967 Gijs and Hans went for a biking (!) -trip from Eindhoven to Brussels (Open Day , see elsewhere on the site) and via Bierset and Geilenkirchen to RAF Wildenrath , Germany . At Wildenrath the NATO Tactical … Read More

Wiesbaden (G) USAFE Armed Forces Day , May 18th , 1969

May 22, 2018 | 1

It was raining and pouring when a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) arrived at Wiesbaden Air Base , Germany on May 18th , 1969. The group was coming from Frankfurt-Rhein. Main AB (see other picture gallery) and intended to be present during an Armed Forces Day at this air transport and communications facility., organized by USAFE.

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Ramstein AB (G) USAFE Armed Forces Day 1971

March 14, 2013 |

On June 11th and 12th , 1971 a number of (Dutch) aircraft spotters (Hans was one of them) travelled to Ramstein Air Base in Germany to attend the USAFE Armed Forces Day , which also marked the end of the NATO Royal Flush Reconnaissance Meet that was organized there during the weeks before.

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Wiesbaden Air Base (G) Armed Forces Day 1971

February 25, 2013 |

On June 13rd , 1971 a group of Dutch aircraft-spotters (Hans was one of them) visited Wiesbaden Air Base in Germany, which was an American air transport and communications facility at the time.

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Base Visit Hahn Air Base (G), September 1978

November 4, 2012 | 1

For a one-day excursion Hans made a flight in Fokker F-28 PH-MAT from Schiphol to Hahn Air Base in Germany on September 18th , 1978 . This base was the home of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing , USAFE , equipped with F-4E Phantoms. The base was closed in 1993 and it is now called Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. A small impression of the day’s visit goes hereby. (special thanks to KNVOL for organizing this trip)

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