Gustaaf Paul van Hecking Colenbrander


As a 1st Lieutenant infantry he switched in 1914 to the Luchtvaartafdeling (LVA), the predecessor of the Royal Air Force, first as an observer and later as pilot. He survived several air crashes and attained the rank of Commander-Major. During WW II he was a prisoner of war but was released due to his bad health.

He was also a successful soccer player and played as an international for The Netherlands and the Dutch Military Team.

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