Maureen van Leeuwen Haldeman
Maureen van Leeuwen Haldeman joined Pan Am Flight Service on April 1, 1968 when she began the five week training course at the Pan Am Flight Service Academy" Maureen was born in The Netherlands, and grew up in Montreal Canada. I was recruited in Nov '67. Her language qualifications were in French, Dutch, and German. Maureen flew from April' 68 until the end of '71. During her tenure with Pan Am she was based in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Below are some photos of her time at the Pan Am Flight Service Academy. Should you recognize any unidentified faces please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org so the names can be added. Should any old friends see Maureen here and wish to contact her you may do so at: email@example.com
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Training in Miami 1968
Vietnam Military Charter "R & R" Flights
During Maureen van Leeuwen’s time at Pan Am’s San Francisco base she participated in Military Airlift Command charter flights. These flights brought soldiers to an from Vietnam in support of the US war effort. In addition to bringing troops to & from Vietnam Pan Am crews also operated Rest & Recuperation (R & R) charter flights from Vietnam to Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Honolulu & Sydney. These flights were available to soldiers after so many days “in-field.” The Pan Am crews always enjoyed the “R & R” flights out of Vietnam as the soldiers were relaxed and happy to have a break from the war. The flights returning to Vietnam were always somber in spite of the pretty, young, Flight Attendant’s efforts to keep the mood “light.” Below are some pictures from Maureen van Leeuwen’s “R & R” trips.