W.68  First Officer  Emma Mathilde 'Louise' or 'Tillie' or 'Dutch Lou' Schuurman
 flag holland -> flag usa  b. 28 Aug 1920, Nijmegen Holland  10 Feb-42 to 30-Jun-45 

 

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 ata louise shuurman 1942 1942   ATAM  

 

 From 1934, resident in the USA. Her father, Jan Albert Schuurman, was Netherlands Consul General there, and later in Canada.

ed. Finch Junior College, New York, and learnt to fly at Roosevelt Field, Long Island.

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prev. exp: 420 hrs in USA, Canada

 ata virginia farr louise schuurman 1942 

"Among the American women recently arrived in England to ferry fighting planes for the RAF are Virginia Farr (left) of New Jersey, and Louise Schuurman of Long Island." - The Philadelphia Enquirer 21 Jun 1942

Post-WWII, flew as airline pilot for Willis Air Service, based at Teterboro Airport, NJ.

"She admits she is a tomboy. 'I hate skirts and high heels', she says, 'but I wish I knew how to cook.'"

m. Sep 1946 John David 'Jack' Landers

"Jack Landers, flying ace credited with 36 1/2 Nazi planes and awarded 33 personal decorations, was honeymooning at Fort Worth, Texas, with his bride Louise Schuurman, daughter of the consul general of the Netherlands.They met in England." - Minneapolis Star, 7 Sep 1946

She applied for US citizenship in 1948.

a.k.a. Louise Schuurman Welters (her mother's maiden name)

d. 28 Apr 1962 in an air crash on Galveston Island, TX 

buried Cauberg, Valkenburg aan de Geul, Limburg, the Netherlands

 


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