04 June 2020

Updated 2020-06-07
#75jaar #remember #history #KNIL-ML #121sqn #122sqn #P51 #mustang #medan #tjililitan #padang

An important goal of research into 122(NEI)Squadron is finding names and photos of the squadrons’s crew. Not only the general history of this Dutch P-51 Mustang fighter squadron is hard to find, compiling a list of names of it’s crew is even harder.

122(NEI)Squadron is estimated to have had 150 crew and 17 P-51. 17 VARWA - C-Patrol, a reconnaissance and artillery observation unit equipped with Piper Cups [1], had 50-70 crew. Both units where based on 11VB Polonia Medan.

Thanks to pictures and information [2] of several people, we are now able to put some names on faces.
Faces who would have been forgotten. Forgotten because generally speaking the Dutch hate to be remembered about their wars. The State don’t want to acknowledge they extended WOII with 8 years [3]. The Kingdom rather don’t want to think about the victims made by it’s actions [4].

The veterans remember. As do all the 300.000 who where forced to leave their country of birth in and after 1950.

40 crew now have a face and a name [2]. And I’m very happy to present them to you. They can’t be forgotten now.

b25 n5 261 guit en allarts, Allards, S., mechanic, 122sqn, photos

P51 bastiaans, Asjes, H.C., pilot, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 99, Ave, -, -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 62, Becker, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

GerarduServaas P51Mustang 1947, Copi /Kopi, -, armory, "121sqn, 122sqn", photos

Schermafbeelding 2018 11 15, Dam, J.H., mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 85, Daniels, -, -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 99, "Jong, de", D., -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 39, Deibel, A.G., pilot, "2-VLG-V, 122sqn", photos

KNIL 85, Durand, G.E., mechanic, "18sqn, 121sqn", photos

KNIL 92, Gagliardi, -, -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 30, Gerardu, S., mechanic, "121sqn, 122sqn", photos

KNIL 39, Goosens, F.J.P., pilot / observer, 122sqn, photos

Bastiaans Carol Wilhelm en tinus guit, Guit, B., mechanic, "122sqn, 120sqn", photos

KNIL 39\, Haye, H.L., pilot / observer, "121sqn, 122sqn", photos

KNIL 99, "Heemstede-Obelt, van", J.H., mechanic, 17 VARWA C, photos

KNIL 20, Kalden, B., -, 121sqn, photos

KNIL 28, Kerkhoff, M., ], 17 VARWA C, photos

KNIL 98, Krab, E., armory, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 99, Langelo, -, supply, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 103, Lokollo, L.N., mechanic, 17 VARWA C, photos

KNIL 1, Metselaar, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 99, Nieuwhuis, -, -, 122sqn, photos

Schermafbeelding 2018 11 15, Prins, B., mechanic, "120sqn, 122sqn", photos

KNIL 39, Samson, E.E., -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 77, Sliedrecht, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 10, Stemerdink, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 2, Stump, -, pilot, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 10, Swaab, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 10, "Rhoon, van", M., mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 22, "Trier, van", -, -, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 541, Verspoor, P., pilot, 122sqn, photos

Medan Lockheed Electra, Vleugels, -, flight engineer, "2-VLG-IV, NEI-PEP, 120sqn", photos

Medan Lockheed Electra, Wolf, C.W., (flight)mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 20 th, "Bruin, de", -, -, 121sqn, photos

KNIL 4 th, "Roode, de", E., mechanic, 122sqn, photos

KNIL 4 th, "Wilde, de", -, -, 122sqn, photos

20200525144625 5cac6424, Bastiaans, C.W., mechanic, "2-VLG-IV, NEI-PEP, 121sqn, 122sqn", photos

20200603202147 2b9809b8, Gouldman, -, -, 122sqn, photos

20200603225524 943edb72, Saya, -, mechanic, 122sqn, photos

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Behind the scenes

In the past few years I collected known names and relevant information in an OpenOffice [5] spreadsheet. An ongoing proces.

names data

The database is filtered (using pivot). URL’s to the portraits[6] and photo page are transformed into a format Asciidoc can use.

I use Piwigo[7] as my photoalbum.

names pivot

And exported into a .csv:

image:https://www.roelbazuin.nl/photos/galleries/122sqn_portrets/Allards/b25_n5-261_guit_en_allarts.jpg[,150] Allards, mechanic, 122sqn, https://www.roelbazuin.nl/photos/index.php?/tags/13-allards[photos^]
image:https://www.roelbazuin.nl/photos/galleries/122sqn_portrets/Asjes/P51_bastiaans.jpg[,150] Asjes, pilot, 122sqn, https://www.roelbazuin.nl/photos/index.php?/tags/10-asjes[photos^]

The resulting .csv file is used in this document like so:.

[format=csv,cols=7,separator=|,frame=no,grid=no]
|===
include::includes\122_portraits.csv[]
|===

After rendering with Jbake, the .csv transforms into a 7 column table with portraits and names.