Danish WW2 Pilots

Profiles

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.

Gunnar Abildgaard

Seaman First Class Gunnar Abildgaard served in the US Navy as a naturalised US Citizen. He died in the kamekaze attack on the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill on 11 May 1945. He was one of two Danish born casualties in the attack.

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.

Niels Charles Jensen

2nd Lt Niels Charles Jensen 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 Eighth Air Force. He was shot down on 9 September 1944 during a mission to Ludwigshaven. He became a PoW for the rest of the war.

Hans Nielsen

Pfc Hans Nielsen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War. He served in the Army Air Force.