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.

Jan Oksby Egeberg

Cpl Jan Oksby Egeberg served in the Norwegian Air Force, but was later transferred to the Norwegian Navy. Before arriving in Canada in 1941, he served in the Shanghai Municipal Police from 1938 to 1941.

Sten Lindhard

Sten Lindhard was working in Birmingham when the war broke out. In 1942, he enlisted in the Royal Air Force. He was killed in action in 1944.

Poul Bruno Arends

Poul Bruno Arends arrived in London in december 1943 from Ecuador. The family had moved there from Finland in 1939 to escape the Finnish-Russian war. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in early 1944.

Kaj Birksted

Kaj Birksted is the most well known, successful, and highest ranking Danish Royal Air Force pilot of the Second World War. He ended the war as Wing Commander of the Bentwaters Wing and played a key role in the forming of the Royal Danish Air Force after the war.