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Re: Martin 139 units

February 11 2012 at 4:37 AM
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"1-VLG II: When was it deployed to Samarinda II?'

1-VLG II is at Singosari as of 30 November 1941, with one flight ('Patrouille Butner') at Tarakan; it flies to Samarinda II on 5 December and Patrouille Butner joins it there.

"3-VLG III: It had aircrafts destroyed at Ulin (by the way, is it near Bandjermasin in southern Borneo?)on 27 january. When was it deployed there?"

'on the morning of 27 January six Martins [of 3-VLG III] took off from Kali Djati for Ulin in Southern Borneo...
'Whilst on the ground at Ulin and awaiting final orders for the raid, the Martins were struck by a group of Zero fighters and all were destroyed.... The crews were picked up by two Lodestars the next morning and taken back to Andir."

And a map accompanying the article shows Ulin to be immediately south of Banjermasin.

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