Danish WW2 Pilots


The nucleus of this site is the individual profiles of each person I have been able to find that was in air force service during the war. The profiles can be accessed though the alphabetical index.

Kjeld Rønhof

Kjeld Rønhof is one of many Danish sailors who join the allied forces during the Second World War. He volunteers for the Royal Norwegian Air Forces in camp “Little Norway” in Canada and is trained as pilot. He is posted to No. 332 (Norwegian) Squadron in mid-July 1942 and ends operational duties in No. 19 Squadron on Mustangs in April 1945. His own story was published as early as in 1945.

Carl Dahn Hansen

S/Sgt Carl D. Hansen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War. He was trained as a gunner and served in the Twelfth Air Force in Northern Africa. He was killed in action on 6 April 1943, when his aircraft was hit by flak at La Fauconnerie in Tunisia.

Gustav Friedrich Brodersen

Gustav F. Brodersen is one of two officers of the Army Air Force who are on 9 April 1940 when Luftwaffe attacks the Værløse airfield north of Copenhagen.

Kaj Olaf Mortensen

Kaj Olaf Mortensen arrived in New Zealand in late 1940 onboard the four-masted barque Pamir. He enlisted in the RNZAF in 1943, but seems to have served in the Army as well.