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.
Peter Møller joins the RAF fairly early in the war at a time when other Danes have difficulties in being accepted for service. In February 1940, 6 weeks before Denmark is occupied by the Germans he is promoted to Pilot Officer on probation. He is killed in March 1941 in East Africa.
About three years ago I carried out a search on the World War 2 Nominal Roll website (of Australia) finding 38 individuals born in Denmark who served in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. Ever since I have been researching these individuals trying to find out how many of these who were in fact still Danish when the enlisted in the Australian forces.
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.