Ole Bechgaard was born in Sweden in a Danish family. He emigrated to British East Africa in the late 1920s, and later studied at the University of Edinburgh. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force, but was killed in October 1943.
Niels Ebbesen Kloppenborg emigrated to Canada in 1928, and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war.
Compared to the number of Danes who volunteered for Waffen-SS, a rather small number of Danish military and navy pilots joined the Luftwaffe. In all seven Danish officers volunteered, were accepted, and trained in the Luftwaffe. Of these six were trained
This brief article presents the ‘needle in a haystack’-problem of tracking down Danes—especially Danish nationals—in air force service in the United States.