Thea Rasche

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Clarence Chamberlain and Rasche circa 1927-1928

Thea Rasche (August 12, 1899, Unna, Westphalia – February 25, 1971, Essen), was Germany's first woman pilot.


She was born on August 12, 1899 in Unna, Germany. In 1928 she planned to cross the Atlantic Ocean.[1][2]

She died on February 25, 1971.


  1. ^ "Thea Rasche In Canada Planning Atlantic Hop. Mrs. Stillman, Her Backer, Outwits Alleged Plotters Against Trip. Has Plane Flown North". Associated Press. June 26, 1928. Retrieved 2010-12-23. Miss Thea Rasche, German stunt flier, and her plane were in the Province of Quebec tonight, where she is preparing to fly within a few days to Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to refuel for her projected transatlantic flight, Mrs. James A. Stillman, wife of the banker and backer of the flight, announced. ... 
  2. ^ "Thea Rasche Rests From Worries Here. German Aviatrix May Go to Stillman Camp Before Making Ocean Hop. Mrs. Stillman Gets Plane. Seeks Curtiss Field Pilot to Take Her to Canada Today on Hearing From Son". New York Times. June 27, 1928. Retrieved 2012-10-14. Fraulein Thea Rasche, the German aviatrix who is planning to fly over the North Atlantic, is still resting here and the Bellanca monoplane ... 

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