Knud Erik Ravnskov was one of several trained Danish army or navy pilots who volunteered for Luftwaffe duty, during the Second World War. He never saw combat as he was badly wounded and died following a crash in Krakow 17 September 1942.
A former Danish Army Corps pilot, Sigfred Johannes Christophersen evades Denmark with Jørgen Thalbitzer in the end of 1940. He is trained by the SIS as agent and is sent to Denmark with Thomas C. Sneum in late 1941. Evacuated from Denmark he joins the Royal Air Force. He is tragically killed during a night exercise in August 1943.
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.
The Free Danes in London dreamed of establishing a Danish Spitfire Squadron. In 1941-1942, funds were collected in Danish communities all around the world for the Danish Spitfire Fund. This article tells the story of the Danish Spitfires.