Elly Beinhorn passed away

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Post by Vikki » 02 Dec 2007 04:55

A fascinating women, who led a fascinating life. Thanks for posting the news, Dieter.

The english Wiki article about her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elly_Beinhorn

Below, some photos from the first link in your post: http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/beinhorn.html

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Post by Vikki » 02 Dec 2007 05:00

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Post by Vikki » 02 Dec 2007 05:09

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Post by Annelie » 06 Dec 2007 14:20

What an interesting person. The stuff some of us
wish we were made of.

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Post by Stephan » 07 Dec 2007 20:44

As I understand, she didnt participated in Germanys war effort?

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Post by dntlss » 19 Dec 2007 03:42

great pictures, yes she was very gifted,beautiful and set many records, i like what she said about amelia earhart (u dont have to be a man to be fascinated by this woman

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Post by dntlss » 19 Dec 2007 03:45

she did not participate in the war effort, i dont think she was too interested in politics or the nazis,flyng was her main thing

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Post by Stephan » 21 Dec 2007 00:38

dntlss wrote:she did not participate in the war effort, i dont think she was too interested in politics or the nazis,flyng was her main thing


Yeah. But I think we can thus take a wider conclusion.
She, a top-notch flyer, choosing a tame life as housewife during a rawing war, this almost surely an active standing. She apparently didnt wanted to participate in Hitlers war. Not as flyer, not even as civilian servant or woluntary in any sort.
She of course didnt talk about this then. Apparently not afterwards either.

Why??
Some would critisize her for not participating. Others would say she indirectly critisized the other woman flyers who proceeded to fly - and more or less directly for the war effort. And she knew all of them and was surely pal with them too.

We know several other leading women pilots WERE participating with flying in Germany. They flew for Germany as good patriots, but de facto - for Hitlers cause, although none(?) was active nazist.

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Post by GregSingh » 21 Jun 2018 00:29

Found this photo taken in Nairobi in 1937 (with Messerschmitt Taifun).
Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer.jpg
Source: Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung
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Re: Elly Beinhorn passed away

Post by Ahnenerbe1 » 21 Jun 2018 19:52

I met her in the early 90's, and I don't if any of you knew this but the reason she didn't volunteer for the war was because she was a pacifist and identified with the Jehovah's Witness's she stated.

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