Danish WW2 Pilots

LAC Niels Rasmus Mikkelsen

(1912 - 2000)

Niels Rasmus Mikkelsen is born on 9 October 1902 in Holme, Denmark. He is the son of farmer Rasmus Mikael Mikkelsen and Rasmine Margrethe Mikkelsen (née Rasmussen) [1]

He arrives in Melbourne, Australia, onboard LARGS BAY of White Star Line on 4 July 1935. [2]

He enlists for the Royal Australian Air Force on 7 August 1942 in Melbourne. He is then living in East Prahran. He is discharged on 25 October 1945 at which point he is attached to No 7 Aircraft Debot holding the rank of Leading Aircraftsman. [3]

He applies for naturalisation the same year. [4]


  1. Holme Parish Record
  2. www.naa.gov.au
  3. www.ww2roll.gov.au
  4. Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 6.7.1945 (via Finn Buch)