Katzenstein, Kurt

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Katzenstein, Kurt Gender: M
born on 27 February 1895 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°10 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 18°11'

Kurt Katzenstein (1926)


German and later South African military pilot, engineer, entrepreneur, flight instructor and traffic pilot, also known from 1944 as Kurt Kaye (or "Captain Kaye").

In Johannesburg in 1936 with Willy Rosenstein he successfully founded "Union Aviation", which sold Bücker aircraft in Africa and carried out pilot training.

He died on 6 December 1984 in Johannesburg, aged 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Flight instructor)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ commercial
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military