Nederlandse Modelbouw en Luchtvaartsite

Dutch Modelling and Aviation

In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

In 1923 the NEIAF ordered ten Fokker D.C.Is as a replacement for the disappointing Vickers Viking IV.

They were built at the Fokker factory at Veere and entered service in March 1926. The last two Fokker D.C.Is were withdrawn from use in 1934.

Some received later the revised and modified Napier Lion II engines of the withdrawn Viking.
December 29, 1930 the first parachute jump in the Netherlands East Indies  was made from a Fokker D.C.I.

Een formatie Fokker D.C. I verkenningsvliegtuigen van de Luchtvaartafdeling van het KNIL (LA/KNIL) boven Napier Lion met o.a. de FD 406
A formation Fokker D.C. I of the NEIAF.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]