Danish WW2 Pilots


The nucleus of this site is the individual profiles of each person I have been able to find that was in air force service during the war. The profiles can be accessed though the alphabetical index.

Vera Elise Strodl

Vera Elise Strodl (later Dowling) was one of only two Danish women pilots who served during the war. She served in the Air Transport Auxiliary from 1941 to 1945.

Andreas Moldt Petersen

Andreas Petersen is one of the few Danes to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served as air gunner in 166 Squadron completing a tour of operations.

Arnold George Christensen

Arnold George Christensen was born Danish in New Zealand. He enlisted in the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1940 and was trained as pilot. Shot down on his first operation over Dieppe, he was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III. He was one of the fifty prisoners executed by the Gestapo following the Great Escape on 23/24 March 1944.

Else Johanne Cæcilie Berantzino

Else J. C. Berantzino was working as a cook in Middlesex, when the war broke out. She was one of the Danish volunteers in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the war.