Genealogical research – Royal Netherlands Air Force

The Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) has only limited information on military personnel who served in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. 

NIMH sources

The NIMH has the following sources at its disposal:

  • a limited number of service records;
  • biographical information on Royal Netherlands Air Force personnel and personnel of the Military Aviation Branch of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army.

The officers'name and rank lists (1725-1989) also contain information on:

  • officers of the Royal Netherlands Air Force;
  • officers of the Military Aviation Branch of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army.

Semi-static Archives Services

For information on persons you can also contact:

Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Afdeling Semi-Statische Archiefdiensten (SSA) (Semi-static Archives Services)
P.O. Box 7000
6460 NC Kerkrade
The Netherlands

You can only contact the SSA in writing. You need to include the full name and date of birth of the person you are looking for, as well as a copy of your own identity document.

Military personnel of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) born after 1900

For service records of KNIL personnel born after 1900, please write to the Stichting Administratie Indonesische Pensioenen (Foundation for Registration of Indonesian Pensions).

Military personnel born before 1900

Are you looking for information about military personnel who served in the Royal Netherlands Air Force or its predecessors and were born before 1900? Please go to the Royal Netherlands Army page.