Republic P-47 Thunderbolt ML-KNIL

In 1945 the Dutch East Indies were liberated from the Japanese and restored to Dutch control. The Air Force of the Dutch East Indies Army (ML-KNIL) needed aircraft and the Dutch government was able to acquire a number of ex USAF P-47s.

After the Indonesian independence the P-47s were handed over to the new Indonesian Air Force were they flew until 1978.

Last updated: 23/12/2019