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... Van Helsdingen was killed on his 35th birthday by an A6M Zero while providing air support to Royal Dutch East Indies Army forces fighting in Lembang with three other ... over his Buffalo aircraft (B-396) to him because he was married, despite the fact that van Helsdingen was himself married ... Van Helsdingen shot down a Zero before he too was hit, but Bruggink managed to escape into the clouds before returning to Andir airfield ...
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