Aad Neeven is also involved in aviation. For over 35 years he worked overseas selling aircraft in many countries. It all started when he served in the Royal Dutch Air Force as a crew chief on the F-84F Thunderstreak.
Six years later he joined Saudi Arabian Airlines and worked in Jeddah as a licend engineer on the famous DC-3, B-707 and B-737.
Having seen enough "sand" he joined Bristow Helicopters and became involved in seismic operations in the Iranian deserts. Fixed wing aircraft had his interest and after the interesting period in Iran he joined Fokker as logistic advisor for the Middle East. He remained with the company till its demise in different capacities, the latest being Sales Manager for Burma and Vietnam.
Due to his involvement in aviation he co-authored a book on wartime flying events over his hometown, Haarlem, The Netherlands, where he was born in 1946. As a freelance writer he writes articles for different aviation magazines. Always a keen collector of aviation memorabilia, he has a vast collection of photographs, documents and books.
In his spare time, he was able to make contact with former soldiers of the Legion Freies Indien and obtain from them first-hand accounts of their life in the German Army. During that time he was fortunate to meet Martin Bamber, who shared his fascination with the story of the Indian soldiers of the Wehrmacht. They decided to team-up and publish a book (For Free India) about the Indian soldiers in Europe.
Aad Neeven is now retired and as well as running his online bookshop and is a full-time researcher into the history of the Second World War in the Netherlands.
This Month Highlights:
Hollandse SS-ers in Brummen en Loosdrecht april-mei 1945
Author: Stijn Wiegerinck
Erfenis van de storm
Oorlogsgraven op Ameland
Author: Gerlof Molenaar/Martin Peters