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

Mary Bodil Catherine Kraul (née Schmidt)

Mary Kraul served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She was born in Denmark but moved to the United Kingdom and married in 1933, thus becoming a British national by marriage.

Bodyguard for Monty

Sometimes the man in the centre is not the most interesting person in a photograph. This was certainly true, when I was looking at a photograph of Field Marshal Montgomery returning to his aircraft at B.160 Copenhagen/Kastrup on 12 May 1945. In my research the most interesting man in the photograph is the man on the far right. This is Flt Lt Vagn Christensen.

‘So the war hasn’t finished after all!’

As April turned into May in 1945, events suggested that the war in Europe would soon end. At this point, the anti-shipping attacks by Coastal Command and 2nd Tactical Air Force in Danish waters reached a climax. Wg Cdr Kaj Birksted and Lt Kjeld Rønhof was part of the escort, when the Strike Wings attacked on 3 May 1945. They both flew their last operations of the war on this day.