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.

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.

Helga Marie Jørgensen

LACW Helga Marie Vest Jørgensen was one of the Danish women who served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. One in seven of the Danish volunteers in the Allied air forces was a woman. Often their stories are little known.

Poul Henrichsen

Poul Henrichsen worked for the East Asiatic Company in Malaya when the war bloke out. He enlisted in the Malayan Volunteer Air Force to train at the Elementary Flying Training School in Singapore. He left Singapore in February 1942 and continued training in Rhodesia. He finalised training in the UK and was sent to Italy. He returned to the UK, trained as a fighter pilot and was posted to the 332 (Norwegian) Squadron. He was killed in action on 1 March 1945.

Hans Andersen

Hans Andersen is one of the Danes who volunteers for the Royal Canadian Air Force. He serves an Aero Engine Mechanic.