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.

Frederick Friis Lauesen

Frederick Friis Lauesen was born in Denmark, but naturalised in the USA before the Second World War. He lost his life in July 1945, serving as pilot in the VBF-93. He was one of three brothers, all pilots, who was killed during the war.

Ib Anders Hedegaard-Schou

Ib Hedegaard-Schou was part of the merchant navy when Denmark was occupied in April 1940. He volunteered for the Norwegian Air Force in Canada until 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and served until May 1947.

Asger Laursen

Asger Laursen is one of a small number of Danish pilots who volunteers for the Malayan Volunteer Air Force during the Second World War. He ends the war in a Japanese prisoner of war camp on Java.

Joan Ingeborg Bostrøm

LACW Joan Ingeborg Bostrøm was one the Danish women who volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She was also one of two siblings to volunteer for service in the Royal Air Force.