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List of notable or famous aviators from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top aviators born in the Netherlands and even some popular aviators who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch aviators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These aviators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known aviator from the Netherlands is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Bram van der Stok and Jacob Pieter van Helsdingen.

This historic aviators from the Netherlands list can help answer the questions "Who are some Dutch aviators of note?" and "Who are the most famous aviators from the Netherlands?" These prominent aviators of the Netherlands may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Dutch aviators.

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A. Viruly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aviators from the Netherlands
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A. Viruly was a screenwriter. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)

Birthplace: Breda, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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André Bosman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aviators from the Netherlands
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André Bosman is a Dutch politician and former officer, flight instructor and aviator. As a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy he has been an MP since June 17, 2010. He focuses on matters of the Dutch defense and Kingdom relations. Among others he was liaison officer at ISAF headquarters in Kabul in 2006. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Maarn, Netherlands

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August Deibel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aviators from the Netherlands
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August Deibel

1st Lieutenant August Gerard Deibel was a Dutch pilot of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force. He was part of 2-VLG-V, which was stationed in Singapore before its withdrawal to Java. His unit emblem was a rhinoceros head painted on both sides of the front fuselage on his Brewster Buffalo aircraft. His rank and surname, 'Lt Deibel' was printed beside the nose art. Deibel is credited with three kills, two of which were Ki-27 Nates on 12 January, during a Japanese air raid over Singapore, and was twice wounded in action on 12 January and 19 February 1942. Deibel was killed on 12 June 1951, piloting a Gloster Meteor aircraft when it crashed near Uithuizen in the Netherlands. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 36 (1915-1951)

Birthplace: Bukittinggi, Indonesia

Bram van der Stok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aviators from the Netherlands
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Bram van der Stok, MBE, also known as Bob van der Stok, was a World War II fighter-pilot, and is the most decorated aviator in Dutch history. He was one of the three men to successfully break out of imprisonment by the III Reich from the Allied POW camp at Stalag Luft III, in what became known as "The Great Escape". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1915-1993)

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