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In the almost 100 years of existence of Soesterberg Air Base, thousands of missions were flown from and to this air base. This website provides insight into a large part of these flight movements from 1951 to 2008.

Soesterberg Air Base was the cradle of military aviation in the Netherlands. In 1913, the Aviation Department of the Dutch army made its first flights from what was then still a moorland. During the Second World War, the German Luftwaffe occupied the field and during the Cold War a US Air Force squadron was stationed at the base to protect Dutch airspace against intruders. Due to defense cuts, the base was closed and defunct in November 2008.

Soesterberg Air Base was an important part of the military history of the Netherlands. We believe it is important for historical awareness that information about flight movements is preserved. You can request information about this in various ways via the search engine.

We realize that this site is not complete. If you have additions in the form of movements or corrections, please let us know. You can submit your information via info@reccereports.com.

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Latest updates


16-06-2024 Added a new series of pictures from Cor Vermolen to the database
(5-2-70, 27-4-71, 17-6-71, 21-6-1971, 16-7-71, 21-12-77, 15-6-78, 10-6-82, 8-9-82, 24-1-1984)
03-06-2024 Added two pictures made by André Wilderdijk (through Joop de Groot)
(4-11-1976 and 28-4-1985)
03-06-2024 Added mostly German F-4F and RF-4E pictures from Robert de Jong to the database
(11-2-76, 9-11-76, 6-7-77, 11-7-77, 17-5-78, 11-7-78, 16-8-78, 8-2-79, 7-8-84, 1-9-84, 26-8-88)
30-05-2024 Added a new series of pictures from Cor Vermolen to the database
(9-7-68, 12-11-68, 27-11-68, 4-2-69, 1-10-69, 3-12-69, 5-12-69, 3-2-70, 24-2-70, 25-2-70, 11-3-71, 28-4-71, 23-6-71, 15-7-71, 16-7-71, 24-3-72, 2-7-73, 18-6-75, 14-7-75, 15-7-75, 17-7-75, 17-4-78, 10-7-78, 11-9-80, 11-8-82, 20-8-82, 8-9-83)
22-05-2024 A Dutch Harvard crashed in the Veluwemeer on 25 August 1964
22-05-2024 On 29 July 1964 a Soesterberg Hunter crashed at Leeuwarden AB
22-05-2024 A Fokker S-14 that left Soesterberg AB crashed at Voorne Putten
15-05-2024 Added lots of pictures from Cor Vermolen to the database and 32nd aircraft
28-04-2024 Added 3 photos from 10 August 1983 to the database
27-04-2024 Photos of the F-15C CR 79-0031 were added
27-04-2024 Photos of the F-15C CR 79-0030 were added
26-04-2024 The Dutch Air Force celebrated its 50th anniversary with a flypast of 170 planes
26-04-2024 Soesterberg AB hosted an airshow on 19 June 1963
25-04-2024 A F-102A crashed in foggy conditions not far from Soesterberg AB in 12 December 1962