Danish WW2 Pilots

Niels Møller Hansen

(1920 - n.a.)

Niels Hansen is one of the Danes who enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He serves as Driver (Transport) in Canada and in Europe.

Niels Hansen is born on 25 March 1920 in Spenstrup, Denmark. He is the son of farmer Anton Martin Hansen and Kirsten Marie Andersen Møller. [1]

He arrives in Halifax, N.S., on 4 May 1929 as immigrant on-board SS UNITED STATES to join the father who has settled on Eastern Township, Sherbrooke, in March 1928. [2]

Niels Hansen enlists in Toronto, ON, on 2 February 1943. He is posted to No. 1 Manning Depot, Toronto, with the trade of Driver (Transport) and the rank of Aircraftman 2nd Class (R.219740). On 29 May 1943 he is posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School. He is appointed Aircraftman 1st Class on 2 September 1943 and to Leading Aircraftman on 2 December 1943.

On 22 December 1943 he is posted to No. 1 ‘Y’ Depot, Halifax, for overseas duties and only three days later, the records states, he is posted to No. 3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth.

I have not got any information on his overseas postings.

On 31 March 1946 repatriated via No. 1 Repatriation Centre, Lachine, and on 8 April 1946 he is posted to No. 2 Release Centre. He is discharged on 10 May 1946. [3]

He is naturalized on 26 November 1946 (210423 A) [4].

Sources

  1. Spenstrup parish records
  2. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
  3. Service card, Directorate of History
  4. Canada Gazette, 10.01.1948