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.

John Gregers Rosenstand Elbo

Sgt J. G. R. Elbo was born in England in 1922, by Danish parents. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force during the war and was engaged in intelligence work.

Knud Flemming van der Aa Kühle

Knud Fleming van der Aa Kühle is born in Sweden, raised in Denmark, and living in Kenya at the outbreak of war. He is one of three brothers in British service. He is attatched to No. 254 Squadron, Coastal Command, but killed during a training flight in 1941.

Erik Nielsen

Erik Nielsen is born in Denmark but immigrates to Australia before the war. He serves in the Volunteer Defence Corps as well as the Royal Australian Air Force before the war.

Leif Michael De Kriuiff

Leif M. De Kruiff was born in Copenhagen in 1921. The family emigrated to the United States in 1933. He enlisted in the USAAF in October 1942, still a Danish national. He was one of more than 30,000 Danish-Americans mobilised in the U.S. armed forces.