Reinier Emil Jessurun was born on 15th December 1904 in Haarlem. He served as reserve-waarnemer with the Militaire Luchtvaart of the Koninklijk Nederlands-indisch Leger. After the Japanese forces occupied the Dutch East Indies he went to Australia and there took part in operations of the No. 18 (N.E.I.) Squadron.
Reinier Jessurun stayed serving in the Dutch East Indies after the war and was killed in an aircrash at Kroja, Indonesia on 14th May 1949. In his commemmoration the Dutch Royal Air force named a military complex in Soestduinen near the airbase Soesterberg the Jesserunkamp.
13th August 1928: Reserve-tweede Luitenant-waarnemer der Artillerie
25th August 1944: Kapitein-waarnemer ML-KNIL
28th May 1945: tijdelijk luitenant Kolonel-waarnemer ML-KNIL
28th May 1945 – 27th February 1948: Commandant 18 (N.E.I.) Squadron
1st March 1948 – 17th April 1948: waarnemend Commandant ML-KNIL
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