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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† 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.

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Sikorsky SH-34J/UH-34J

All examples, except the 134 and 135 were delivered under MDAP conditions. The H-registrations had been initially reserved for the aircraft, but (in the Netherlands) were never implemented, because the RNlNAS already had changed to a three-digit registration when the aircraft were delivered.

The 134, 135, 137,138, 142 and 144 had the anti-submarine warfare equipment removed in 1966 and were converted to UH-34J.
Initially, all S-58s were assigned to aircraft squadron no 8, but in August, 1967, the remaining Sikorskies (134, 137, 138, 142 and 144, were transferred to aircraft squadron 7.