Sometimes we plan an overnight stay in Jackson, Mississippi for a memorial service. The following day, in May, September or November, we honor the Royal Netherlands Fliers who lost their lives while in training during WWII. The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum located inside of Camp Shelby, in Hattiesburg, MS, hosts the event.
View the Mississippi Public Broadcasting documentary on YouTube videos about the "Dutch Wives" and the full documentary of the "Dutch Flyers Over Jackson."
January 24, 2011 a podcast was created by Radio Lab of New York City about Emilie Gossiaux. This podcast was recorded while Emilie was in NYC, NYU Rehabilitation Center, during the months of November through January 2011. The show won an award that year. This segment of Lost and Found can be searched on Radio Lab, Produced by WYNC Studios. If you locate the story. it begins at the 38:42 mark of the episode.
The story is about Emilie Louise Gossiaux who was involved in a serious accident. While on her bicycle she was struck and run over by an 18 wheeler. After several weeks in ICU at Belleview, she came out of her silent and dark world, later in rehabilitation at RUSK. The following quotes can be seen on Radio Lab @WYNC.
"In this segment, we take an emotional left turn to a story of a very different kind of lost and found. We begin with a college student, Alan Lundgard, who fell in love with a fellow art student, Emilie Gossiaux. Emilie's mom, Susan Gossiaux, describes her daughter, and the terrible phone call she received from Alan nine months after he became Emilie's boyfriend. Together, Susan and Alan tell Jad and Robert about the devastating fork in the road that left Emilie lost in a netherworld, and how Alan found her again."