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Airfield De Kooy

This airfield was used by the Dutch Wapen der Militaire Luchtvaart (Royal Army Air Forces) in May 1940. The Dutch occupation force also used this airfield.

Dutch airmen Hoekstra and Hartsinck managed to escape (without approval) to France from this airfield after the Dutch surrender. Hoekstra returend to Holland, while Hartsinck managed to reach England.

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