Torkild Lunøe 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."
Peter Stig-Nielsen volunteers for the Royal Air Force and is trained as pilot in Canada towards the end of the war.
During the Second World War an ambulance was donated to the Royal New Zealand Air Force by the Danish Association in New Zealand. A number of photographs in the collection of the Royal Danish Library document the event at which some of the Danish volunteers were present.
This brief article presents the ‘needle in a haystack’-problem of tracking down Danes—especially Danish nationals—in air force service in the United States.