Børge Nielsen was one of three Danes serving in 205 Grp in the Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force. From bases around Foggia in Italy he carried out thirty-nine operations from August to December 1944.
Alan Michael Dix is born in Copenhagen, son of the British naval attaché and a Danish mother. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and becomes an intelligence officer.
Group Captain John Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson, top-scoring fighter ace in the European theatre, begins and ends his best-selling memories, "Wing Leader", in Copenhagen. This is due to the fact that he is the commanding officer of B.160 Copenhagen/Kastrup in May-June 1945. But it is not only the presence of this well-known pilot that makes the airport an interesting place.
Kaj Birksted becomes Wing Commander (flying) of the North Weald Wing on 1 August 1943. As Wing Commander he had the privilege to carry his initials as identity code on his aircraft. He is believed to have had three Spitfires carrying "KB" on the fuselage. This article is an attempt to compile information on these aircraft - at the time being with a focus on the first.