Danish WW2 Pilots

1st Off. Ivan Christian Randrup

(1915 - 1941)

Ivan Christian Randrup is one of several Danish pilots to serve in Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.

Ivan (or Eyvind) Christian Randrup is born on 9 January 1915 in Whitley Bay, Northumberland. He is the son of Anders Randrup (b. 1873). [1]

He trains as pilot before the war in the Kent Flying Club and earns his certificate on 21 June 1936. In 1939 he obtains hos "B" license, and is involved in setting up a small air charter company with hos cousin Squadron Leader Michael Randrup [2]

During the Second World War he is attached to the Air Transport Auxiliary as First Officer. On 29 January 1941 he is killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound at No. 44 MU, RAF Edzell. [3]


  1. www.cwgc.org, Rybjerg Parish record
  2. Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950, Flight, 15.6.1939, Rory Dryden
  3. Ancker, 2001, Harry Jamieson via RAF Commands Forum