Dutch C-130Hs: A Tactical Transition

Activated in September 1961, 336 Squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), was equipped with six Douglas Dakota transport aircraft. Active during the Netherlands’ conflict with Indonesia over Dutch New Guinea, it was deactivated in October 1962. On August 1, 1981 the unit was re-activated at Hato air base on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, operating two Fokker F27 Maritime aircraft.

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