Relations between Belgium and Holland were not without issues after WWI and this Belgian visit to Soesterberg was an official affair, led by Lt Gen Gillieaux. The Dutch army air force commander, Major Van Santen, must have felt outgunned! According to Dutch newspapers five Avro 504Ns from the flying school at Wevelgem were involved, and X-12 wears the school's familiar pinguin emblem. The aircraft type designator X was only worn underwing. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Klemm Kl 35 with wheel spats and covered front cockpit visiting Soesterberg military airfield. D-EYFE was registered to the manufacturer for some time. No other details known. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Visiting Soesterberg for a demonstration. The fuel pits are being resupplied by a tank car titled Shell Benzine / Bataafsche Import Maatschappij on the airfield's familiar railway spur. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
Designed as a heavy bomber, the F.60 Goliath with its bus-like fuselage was easily transformed into an important early airliner, seating up to twelve passengers. The second prototype, painted green, departed Paris in the morning of 12 August 1919 and landed at Soesterberg 3.5 hours later, bound for Copenhagen. As F-GEAD this airframe was involved in the world's first mid-air collission between airliners, with DH.18A G-EAWO over Picardie on 7 April 1922. Both aircraft were following the same railway line in misty weather, and all seven people on board the two planes lost their lives. Photo from: Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Historie
In May 1986, twelve F-15s of the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing, 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron, originating from Holloman AFB (NM) were deployed to Soesterberg air base. The deployed was named Coronet Apache.