Ivan Christian Randrup is one of several Danish pilots to serve in Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War.
Leif M. De Kruiff was born in Copenhagen in 1921. The family emigrated to the United States in 1933. He enlisted in the USAAF in October 1942, still a Danish national. He was one of more than 30,000 Danish-Americans mobilised in the U.S. armed forces.
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.
From early on the Danish volunteers in the RAF wanted to distinguish themselves as Danes in Allied service. One way of doing that was to wear a nationality shoulder title on the uniform.