Born in Semarang december 26 1915. Enlisted KNIL 3-7-1934. Was ML-KNIL aircraft engineer with 4th aircraft group (VLG IV) at Andir (near Bandoeng). Held in Japanese captivity from 5-4-1942.
As a POW from Batavia to Bandoeng, Tjimahi, Changi Singapore. With Hawaii Maru 2 to Moji Japan, Japanese camp Fukuoka 8B Inatsuki. Liberated september 1945 by US troops.
After september 21 1945 as ML-KNIL to Manilla, Bundaberg Australia (NEI-PEP), Java (121sqn), Medan Sumatra (122sqn).