Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

Dutch Modelling and Aviation

In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

The first Albatros C. III landed on December 7, 1917 at Reuver and was two days later transferred to Soesterberg, where it was repaired. In 1918 the engine was replaced by the engine of Rumpler C.I R410. The aircraft received registration AL411, but was not purchased.
The second C.III landed May 11, 1918 near Uithuizen after being shot by the military police. This aircraft was registered as AL425.
The third C.III landed on August 24, 1918 near Buggenum and received the registration AL440.

Albatros C.III, met registratie 12115/17, bij Uithuizen, 11 mei 1918. Bergingsploeg. 4e van links: J. Kluft.
(Above and below) Albatros C.III, (German) serial 12115/17 landed near Uithuizen on May 11, 1918. Salvage team with 4th from left is J. Kluft.
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Albatros C.III met registratie 12115/17 bij Uithuizen op 11 mei 1918. Vliegtuig was van de Duitse Flugmaat R. Lorch.
Geinterneerde Albatros C.III met registratie 6223/17 bij Buggenum op 24 augustus 1918. Bij de bergingsploeg aanwezig (vierde van links) J. Kluft. Toestel werd vermoedelijk geregistreerd als AL440.
Albatros C.III with German serial 6223/17 near Buggenum, August 24, 1918. Dutch serial became (most probably) AL440.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]