Hans Christian Madsen is one of a small number of Danish pilots who volunteers for the Malayan Volunteer Air Force during the Second World War. He is captured by the Japanese and is sent to the notorious Burma-Siam Railway also known as the "Death Railway."
Although French by birth, Prince Jacques de Bourbon-Parma joined the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the Second World War. Son of Danish Princess Marguerite, he lived a large part of his life in Denmark, and is therefore included here.
In October 1941, a Spitfire Fund was set up to collect funds for a number of Danish Spitfires. The result of the collection was presented to Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 10 Downing Street on 9 April 1942.
A large number of especially young Danish born men entered air service via the United States. Many of these were sailors having left Denmark before the German occupation. Most of these men volunteered for the Norwegian forces training in Camp Little Norway in Canada, but some enlisted in the USAAF.