Danish WW2 Pilots

ACW1 Ellen Margrethe Clausen

(1909 - 1992)

Ellen Margrethe Clausen was one of the Danish volunteers in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. She enlisted in late 1941 and ended service as aircraftwoman. Little is know of her service.

Ellen Margrethe Clausen volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War (2018629).[1] The exact date is not known, but the service number indicate that it was in the second half of 1941.[2] In 1942-43 she served at RAF Station Old Sarum near Salisbury. There is no further information on her service at this point, but at the end of the war she held the rank of Aircraft-woman I.[3]

She is presumed to be identical to the Ellen Margrete Clausen that was born in Stokkemarke on 22 May 1909, the daughter of Frederik Christian Clausen and Anna Katrine Clausen (née Rasmussen).[4]


[1] NA: AIR 78/33.

[2] Clausen’s service number is part of a block of numbers (2000000 to 2099999) allotted for WAAF enlistment in May 1941. The next block of numbers (from 2100000) was allotted in August 1942.

[3] Frihedsmuseets database over søfolk og soldater i allieret tjeneste, 1939-45, http://allieret.natmus.dk/person.aspx?84579 (accessed on 28 December 2020).

[4] DNA: Parish register, Stokkemarke Sogn.