Danish WW2 Pilots

Inger Marie Kjær Nielsen (m. Dobson)

(1913 - 1990)

Inge Marie Kjær Nielsen was one of thirty-two Danish women to service in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.

Inger Marie Kjær Nielsen was born in Bromley, Kent, on 11 October 1913. She was the daughter of coachsmith Harald Oluf Nielsen and Ane Sørine Nielsen (née Kjær).[1] Her father settled in Bromley before the First World War and the marriage. The parents married in Copenhagen in 1912.[2] The father was naturalised in May 1916.[3]

In September 1939, Nielsen was a trained shorthand typist and a A.R.P. ambulance driver.[4] She volunteered for the WAAF in late 1941 (2003035).[5] She married Norman Dobson on 11 November 1942 in Uxbridge, Middlesex. She died in Jan 1990.[6]


[1] 1913 England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.

[2] DNA: Parish register, Brorson Sogn.

[3] NA: HO 144/1393/270492.

[4] Ancestry.co.uk: 11939 England and Wales Register.

[5] NA: AIR 78. Date of enlistment estimated on the basis of service number.

[6] Ancestry.co.uk: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007.