Danish WW2 Pilots

Eric Haakon Neilson

(1919 - 1943)

Eric Haakon Neilson is born on 14 September 1919 in Longeuil, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Danish parents Valdemar and Hansine B. Neilson. The parents emigrated from Denmark to Canada in 1912. Born on Canadian soil he is Canadian subject, but born by Danish parents abroad he holds to Danish citizenship at enlistment. He volunteers for the Royal Canadian Air Force on 20 September 1939 (R.10786). [1]

He is killed in action on 3 June 1943 over the Bay of Biscay. [2]

  1. Library and Archives of Canada, R112/30695
  2. www.cwgc.org, Library and Archives of Canada, R112/30695