The Eagles of the local base.

The 32nd was first stationed in the Netherlands in 1954. In 1978 they got their new F-15s. I remember the F-15s flying over Southern Amersfoort. On sunny days the shadows of the F-15s would sometimes go right over my parental home. I used to love watching the Eagles land from our attic. But there were many teenagers who would cycle to Soesterberg every weekday to see the F-15s up close.

F-15

Military Aviation Museum
F-15

This F-15 was donated to the RNLAF museum, it is on display at the Dutch Military Museum located on the former air base.

F-15

Militar Aviation Museum
F-15

This is nose art on the F-15 on display at the museum.

F-15

Taxiing
F-15

This photo was taken shortly before the 32nd left Soesterberg AB.

F-15s

break
F-15s

Two F-15 coming from the West during a break.

F-15

Taking Off
F-15

It is too bad that the sky was so grey when I made this photo. But it shows just how close to the color of the sky the F-15s camouflage is.

F-15

Touching Down
F-15

F-15 landing from the West.

F-15

Final Approach
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F-15 landing from the East.

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Final Approach
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F-15 over the so called 'spotting hill'.

F-15s

Ready For Take Off
F-15s

Two ship formation ready for take-off in Western direction.

F-15

Touch Down
F-15

A slide I bought during a meeting of aviation enthousiasts. F-15 touching down from the East.

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Taxiing
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The 32nd Commanders Eagle, notice the 032 on the tail.

F-15

Nose Art
F-15

One of the several different nose arts the Eagles used to feature during the last couple of years.

F-15

Taxiing
F-15

F-15 in the snow.

F-15

F-15 Being Towed
F-15

This F-15 didn't make it through the take-off checklist and was towed back to the American part of the base called Camp New Amsterdam.

F-15

Taxiing
F-15

Another F-15 in the snow, as if was always at SAB after it had snowed.

F-15s

Taking Off
F-15s

Two ship formation taking off to the East, the F-15s always flew two by two.

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Farewell 32nd
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The two donated F-15s at the farewell ceremony in 1993. One F-15 had art with Queen of the Silver Dollar on the inside of the nose gear door. I felt betrayed.

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Farewell 32nd
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F-15 at the Going Away ceremony.