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.

Poul Ulrik Axel Keel

Ulrik Keel was working in British East Africa at the outbreak of war. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1940 and was trained as pilot. He served in North Africa as well as in Burma and India. He returned to England as instructor, but was killed in a training accident in June 1944.

Tove Agnete Torrens (née Hald)

Tove Agnete Hald’s life must have seemed like a fairy tale in the last months of 1939; She fell madly in love with a RAF pilot, was hastily married and became Mrs. Torrens. Two years later, she was in uniform and her husband had been shot down over Berlin. He survived, and was a prisoner of war. Tove Agnete Torrens was one of the Danish WAAFs.

John Frederick Louis Zollner

John Frederick Louis Zollner was born in Newcastle, the son of the Danish Consul. He was trained as a civil pilot before the war and served as Second Officer and pilot in the Air Transport Auxiliary from 1941 to 1945.

Alfred Henri Blichfeldt Qvistgaard

Alfred Henri Blichfeldt Qvistgaard enlisted in the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the Second World War. He was killed crossing the Atlantic when SS Nerissa was torpedoed in the spring of 1941.