Danish WW2 Pilots
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    Danish WW2 Pilots

John Gregers Rosenstand Elbo

Sgt J. G. R. Elbo was born in England in 1922, by Danish parents. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force during the war and was engaged in intelligence work.

Paul Fahrenholtz

Sub Lt (A) Paul Fahrenholtz was born in Denmark, but naturalised in Canada in 1935. He served in the Canadian Army and later in the Fleet Air Arm. He was killed on 30 October 1941, when he collided with another aircraft approach to RNAS Eastleigh.

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

Danes down under

Eighteen Danes served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. For most Danes in the Allied forces their service was connected—more or less directly—to the fight for the liberation of Danish. For those in Australian service, the stakes were different, and their service was perhaps more linked to the defence of their new country from the Japanese threat.