Danish WW2 Pilots

LAC Mylius Erik Ulstrup Christiansen

(1907 - n.a.)

Mylius Erik Ulstrup Christiansen is born on 17 December 1907 in Copenhagen. He emigrates to Australia arriving in Newcastle on the M/S BOLIVIA 7 September 1925. He is married in 1932 and is the father of five children at enlistment. [1]

He enlists for the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 May 1943 at No. 2 Recruitment Centre in Sydney. He is appointed Aircraftsman Class I (134632) on enlistment. The service record seems to indicate that he is naturalised as British Subject as part of this process. He is posted to No. 2 Recruitment Deport in Tocumwal and later to No. 1 Recruitment Depot at Shepparton. Here he is trained as guard. [2]

On 5 August 1943 he is posted to No. 13 Squadron at Canberra and on 1 March 1944 he is promoted to Leading Aircraftman. He follows this squadron to Cooktown on 28 May 1944 and to Gove, Northern Territory, on 28 August 1944. [3]

On 12 December 1944 he is re-mustered as cook and at the same time he is downgraded to Aircraftsman Class I. [4]

On 6 February 1945 he is promoted to Leading Aircraftman and the next day he is posted to No. 20 Squadron. He is posted at this squadron until 20 November 1945. At this point in time he is posted to No. 2 Personal Depot from were he is discharged on 11 February 1946. [5]

Sources:

  1. Service records, NAA, www.ww2roll.gov.au; www.naa.gov.au
  2. Service records, NAA
  3. Service records, NAA
  4. Service records, NAA
  5. Service records, NAA