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.

Audrey Nina Hadrup

Audrey Nina Hadrup served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in New Zealand during the Second World War. She was born in New Zealand, where her father had settled in 1902.

Kjeld Christian Johan Pedersen

Kjeld C.J. Pedersen is trained as pilot in the Danish Naval Air Service before the outbreak of the war. In 1942 he manages to escape to Denmark in a D.H. Hornet Moth with his friend Thomas Sneum. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force and is in service in different squadrons until the end of the war flying Hurricanes and Spitfires.

Erik Simonsen

Erik Simonsen was one of the Danes serving in the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the Second World War. He served for a brief period only, and later joined the US Army.

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.