|Birth: ||May 30, 1915, Indonesia|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1943|
The following information was provided by Max Croes, a cousin of Charles Uyterelst. I am quoting him directly:
In February 1942, a month before the Dutch East Indies surrendered to Japan on March 9th, Charles Uyterelst and all fellow students of the Dutch Navy Air force were flown to Australia to continue their pilot training there. However because of a shortage of air bases in Australia the plan was changed and they left for the USA, where at the Jackson Air Base in Mississippi The Royal Netherlands Military Flying School was established under the direction of General van Oyen. The Flying School operated from May 1942 until February 1944.
While on a training mission in an AT-6 aircraft from Tyndall Air Force Field, Panama City FL to Jackson MS, Charles Uyterelst Reserve 2nd Lieutenant Navy Aviator died on 18 September 1943, in a plane crash north of Meridian in bad weather from a tropical storm.
He is buried at Cederlawn cemetery in the Dutch Flyer Plot located in Lot 49 Section 41. The cemetery is located on West Capitol Street, in Jackson, MS (Hinds county) near the Livingston Park and MS Old Ladies Home.
The Old Ladies' Home is no longer in that location, but the rest of the description is still current. -- nm
Son of Gustav Albert Uyterelst (1878-) and Sophie Antonie Henning (1894 – 1934). [Middle name and parents' names/dates provided by Lynda Duncan Miles, who also provided the following from the Passenger and Crew Lists.]
California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957
Name: Charles Uyterelst
Arrival Date: 3 May 1942
Age: 26; Birth Date: abt 1916; Birthplace: N E I; Gender: Male
Ship Name: Mariposa
Port of Arrival: San Francisco
Port of Departure: Melbourne, Australia
Last Residence: N E I
Archive information (series:roll number): M1410:374
Created by: NatalieMaynor
Record added: Aug 20, 2005
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