Brodersen, Gustav Friedrich
(1913 - 1940)
Gustav F. Brodersen is one of two officers of the Army Air Force who are killed on 9 April 1940 when Luftwaffe attacks the VÃ¦rlÃ¸se airfield north of Copenhagen.
Gustav Friedrich Brodersen is born on 13 April 1913 in SÃ¸nderborg.
In the mid-1930's he is in national service in the Royal Guard and is appointed Korporal (corporal). On 8 May 1935, he is appointed Sergent (Sergeant) and on 8 May 1936 Oversergent (Senior sergeant).
He is accepted at the Army Air Force Flying School on 1 April 1938 at which point he is attached to 1. Livgardebatallion (1st Batallion Royal Gards). On 8 July 1938 he is transferred to observers training.
On 8 October 1938 he is posted to the Army Air Force and on 9 October 1939 he is appointed SekondlÃ¸jtnant (Pilot Officer.
On 9 April 1940 at 0510 hrs. the commanding officer at VÃ¦rlÃ¸se airfield is noticed by Head Quarters that German troops has occupied central military installations in Copenhagen. At 0520 hrs. Gustav F. Brodersen and pilot Wilhelm Godtfredsen take off in Fokker CV M/33 (II R) 'R-49' from the airfield. They are ordered to carry out a reconnaissance mission covering the roads from Copenhagen to VÃ¦rlÃ¸se. During take of they are attacked by incoming German aircraft. The aircraft is hit, bursts into flames, and crashes killing both men.
Created on 02 Jun 08, 9:25 - last edited on 20 Jul 17, 10:09