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Soesterberg AB with the 32nd.

The 32nd Fighter Squadron of the US Air Forces Europe was stationed on Soesterberg Air Base between 1954 and 1994. Between 1978 and 1993 this squadron flew the F-15 Eagle.

Aircraft

F-15 32nd TFS

F-15 32nd TFS

F-15 32nd TFS

F-15 32nd TFS

F-15 32nd

F-15 32nd

F-15

F-15

These are so called 'spotting' photos. Because I only had a 50mm lens I could only photograph taxiing F-15 Eagles. The runway was too far away. The F-15s would extend their airbrake while taxiing to salute the spotters.

F-15

F-15

F-15

F-15

These photos were made in 1993, just before the F-15s stopped flying missions over The Netherlands.

F-15s

F-15s

F-15s

These photos were made from the Soesterberg Spotting Hill, these F-15s are taking off in formation on runway 09.

F-15

F-15

F-15

F-15

F-15

F-15

F-15s

F-15

Here are some photos of F-15 movements over Soesterberg AB.

Farewell

Farewell

In October 1993 the 32nd held a Going Away Party. Where I made these two photos. Also check out the Media section of this website where I put up a 17 minute video I also made at this party.

Night Missions

Night Missions

Night Missions

The F-15s would fly night missions during winter time. So one night me and a friend decided to make some photos of it.

Fokker F-27 Friendship

There used to be three squadrons based on Soesterberg AB. A fighter, a transport and a helicopter squadron. This photo shows a Fokker Friendship.

Soesterberg Air Base as seen from the West side of the base.

Sports

American Football

American Football

American Football

American Football

American Football

American Football

Spectators American Football on base

On base was an American Football field where during the summer time the Americans played football. This game was between the Soesterberg Falcons and the Ramstein Rams.

Cheerleaders Falcons home team

Falcons cheerleaders

Cheerleaders Ramstein Rams visitors

These teams even had their own cheerleaders, the orange and white cheerleaders were from the home team 'the Soesterberg Falcons'. The black and white cheerleaders were from the visiting team 'the Ramstein Rams'.

BBQ by the NCO club

When there was a game the NCO club organized a stand where they sold BBQed hamburgers and spare ribs. Absolutely delicious!

Nostalgia

F-15

F-15 over Southern Amersfoort

About F-15s and such.

Wolfhound patch

I used to wear this patch on my jacket when I was 17 years old.