Jorge Wilstermann

Jorge Wilstermann
Personal details
Born Jorge Wilstermann Camacho
(1910-04-23)April 23, 1910
Punata, Cochabamba Department
Died January 17, 1936(1936-01-17) (aged 25)
Sipe Sipe, Cochabamba Department
Cause of death Plane crash
Relations Edgar Wilstermann (father)
Delfina Camacho (mother)
Occupation Aviator, Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano

Jorge Wilstermann (April 23, 1910 in Punata, Bolivia January 17, 1936 in Sipe Sipe), was the first Bolivian commercial pilot. The son of a mechanic who worked for Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, Wilstermann took an interest in aviation, and became Bolivia's first civilian aviator. Jorge Wilstermann died in 1936, after an aeroplane accident when flying the CochabambaOruro route on his Junkers airplane. Wilstermann's pioneerism inspired homages in Bolivia. His friend and the then boss of Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano, Wálter Lemm, requested that the name of the local airport in Cochabamba and the local football team's name (which was started by people involved in aviation, workers for Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano) be changed to Jorge Wilstermann in his honour.[1]

See also


  1. "Historia". (in Spanish). Retrieved March 23, 2013.

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