This book tells the story of a Dutch boy who grew up during the
1950s in post-war Borneo, where he had frequent encounters with an
airplane, the Douglas DC-3, aka the C-47 Skytrain or Dakota of
World War II fame. For a young boy living in a remote jungle
community, the aircraft reached the proportions of a romantic icon,
as the essential lifeline to a bigger world for him, the beginning
of a special bond.
In 1957 his family left the island, and all... more...