1962 WEST NEW GUINEA – NETHERLANDS…1962 DUTCH MILITARY MAIL . … [19616]

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1962 (Oct 24) Airmail envelope to Zwolle from Dutch soldier, 63rd Bat. MAPO 5512 cancelled Veldpost /97 cds located Biak …………………………………………………………………………
United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (U.N.T.E.A.) that was the result of a dispute between the recent Independent Indonesia & the Netherlands where Indonesia claimed the territory while the Dutch claimed the residents were not Indonesian. In December 1961 Indonesia landed paratroops that ultimately led to the establishment of U.N.T.E.A. in October 1962 that lasted until 1 May 1963.

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