Danish WW2 Pilots

Flt Lt. Charles Peter Ernest Schalburg

(1921 - 1986)

Charles Peter Ernest Schalburg serves in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and is promoted to Flight Lieutenant.

Charles Peter Ernest Schalburg is born on 3 March 1921 in Horley, Surrey. He is the son of Danish born Ernst Schalburg (b. 1888) and Marion G Watson. He is, therefore, most likely British subject.

He was bomber pilot (Lancaster). I have very little information on his wartime service at this point. On 27 May 1944 he is promoted from Sergeant to Pilot Officer on probation (182128, RAFVR). On 27 November 1944 he is confirmed in the appointment and further promoted to Flying Officer. He is promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 27 May 1946

He is the cousin of one of the most well-known Danish Waffen-SS Officers Christian Frederik von Schalburg, who is killed in 1942 when commanding the Danish Freecorps in battle in Russia.

(Ancker, 2001; London Gazette).