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.

Ole Bechgaard

Danish or Swedish? Ole Bechgaard volunteers for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He is killed in a flying accident in 1943.

Viggo Brix

2Lt Viggo Brix was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who served in the US armed forces during the Second World War. He was trained as pilot and served in the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. He was killed in action, when his flak damaged B-24 crashed shortly before landing returning from a bombing mission over Ploesti.

Neil Hyland Svendsen

Although mentioned in Ancker (2006) is one of the Danes in allied air force service, I have no indication suggesting that Neil Hyland Svendsen was in fact Danish. On the contrary.

Kjeld Christian Johan Pedersen

Kjeld C.J. Pedersen is trained as pilot in the Danish Naval Air Service before the outbreak of the war. In 1942 he manages to escape to Denmark in a D.H. Hornet Moth with his friend Thomas Sneum. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force and is in service in different squadrons until the end of the war flying Hurricanes and Spitfires.