- The aircraft carries the markings of an ML-KNIL fighter flown by Lt . Gerard Bruggink ( two kills ).
- Gerard Bruggink, Skipperville, Ala .-- " I was one of many POWs whose lives were saved by the atomic blasts.
- Three other pilots, 1st Lieutenant August Deibel, Gerard Bruggink ( flying B-3107 ) and Officer Cadet Jan Scheffer, volunteered to join him using the last three working Buffalo aircraft on the airfield.
- Deibel, along with Lieutenant Gerard Bruggink and Officer Cadet Jan Scheffer, volunteered to join Captain Jacob van Helsdingen on his mission using the last three working Buffalo aircraft . The four pilots took off from Andir airfield and proceeded to Lembang to provide air support for ground troops fighting in the city.