Ejnar Thorup is one of six Danish officers in service as pilots in Luftwaffe during the Second World War. He is also one of the pilots in active duty during the German attack on Værløse air station on 9 April 1940 leading to the death of two of his pilot colleagues.
Robert Christian Bostrøm is in service in the Royal Air Force Administrative and Service Duties Branch during the Second World War. Born in Edinburgh by Danish parents, I have yet to confirm that he was in fact himself Danish citizen.
About three years ago I carried out a search on the World War 2 Nominal Roll website (of Australia) finding 38 individuals born in Denmark who served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. Ever since I have been researching these individuals trying to find out how many of these who were in fact still Danish when the enlisted in the Australian forces.
Group Captain John Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson, top-scoring fighter ace in the European theatre, begins and ends his best-selling memories, "Wing Leader", in Copenhagen. This is due to the fact that he is the commanding officer of B.160 Copenhagen/Kastrup in May-June 1945. But it is not only the presence of this well-known pilot that makes the airport an interesting place.