Danish WW2 Pilots
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    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces during the Second World War
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    Danish WW2 Pilots

Poul Henrichsen

Poul Henrichsen worked for the East Asiatic Company in Malaya when the war bloke out. He enlisted in the Malayan Volunteer Air Force to train at the Elementary Flying Training School in Singapore. He left Singapore in February 1942 and continued training in Rhodesia. He finalised training in the UK and was sent to Italy. He returned to the UK, trained as a fighter pilot and was posted to the 332 (Norwegian) Squadron. He was killed in action on 1 March 1945.

The Foreign Minister's Mosquito flight to Copenhagen

It was a busy day in B.160 Copenhagen/Kastrup on 7 May 1945. Just before 11.00 hrs. a Mosquito FB VI touched down. Three weeks before the pilot had bombed the Gestapo HQ in Odense, now he arrived with the soon to be Foreign Minister.

Singapore Cadets

The Danish pilot Poul Henrichsen worked for the East Asiatic Company in Singapore before the war. In October 1941, he volunteered for flying training at the Government Flying Training School in Singapore. The article tells the story of this establishment.