Dutch Mustangs

Shortly before the surrender of Japan, the Netherlands received 40 P-51Ds originally intented for Great-Britain. These were to equip two squadrons of the Netherlands East Indies Air Force. From 1946, they were used against Indonesian independantist rebels, with another batch of 20 aircraft being bought in 1948-1949 to replace No 120 Squadron's aging P-40s. After the independence of Indonesia, the surviving aircraft were used to form the new country's air force.


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