Danish WW2 Pilots


The nucleus of this site is the individual profiles of each person I have been able to find that was in air force service during the war. The profiles can be accessed though the alphabetical index.

Jørgen Preben Herner Petersen

J. P. Herner Petersen is trained as pilot during the Second World War. He serves with the Royal Air Force as well as the Royal Norwegian Air Forces during the war. He is one of the last pilots in the air operationally in the No. 331 (Norwegian) Squadron.

Povl Anton Born

I have only few information on Povl Anton Born at this point. He joins the Army Air Services before the war, volunteers for the Winter War in 1939-1940, and returns to the Army after the war.

Ole Mauritzen

Ole Mauritsen is one of the Danish B.B.C. broadcastings from London. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force to become pilot.

Elsie Helen Rude (née Toye)

Elsie Helen Rude (née Toye) volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1941. She was commissioned in 1942 and was promoted to Flight Officer before the end of the war. In 1943, she married Hans Gunnar Rude and, thus, became one of the Danish WAAFs.