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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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Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IIa

SerialRAF SerialConstr. nr.Date in serviceDate out of serviceNotes
- P7891   19-01-1941 03-08-1944 Personal aircraft of HRH Prince Bernhard. (??)

Information via Spitfire Production List:

Built by: Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory as Mk. IIa, nr CBAF346
Motor: Merlin XII
8 Maintenance Unit 02-02-1941
234 Squadron 13-3-1941
41 Squadron 16-07-1941
145 Squadron 28-07-1941
Central Gunnery School 23-02-1942
1 Civilian Repair Unit 23-01-1943
61 Operational Training Unit 08-04-1943
6 Maintenance Unit 07-09-1944
Struck off (RAF) Charge 22-04-1945