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

Christian Friis Lauesen

Christian Friis Lauesen was born in Denmark, but naturalised in the USA before the Second World War. He lost his life in January 1944, serving as pilot in the US Marines in the Pacific. He was one of three brothers, all pilots, who was killed during the war.

Gert Wilfred Larsen

Gert Wilfred Larsen was one of the Danes who served in the Royal Norwegian Air Forces. He volunteered in mid-1941 and, from October 1942, he served as ground personnel in 330 Sqn on Iceland and at Oban, Scotland. He died on active service on 9 June 1943 in Scotland.

Danish Officers in Luftwaffe Service

Compared to the number of Danes who volunteered for Waffen-SS, a rather small number of Danish military and navy pilots joined the Luftwaffe. In all seven Danish officers volunteered, were accepted, and trained in the Luftwaffe. Of these six were trained