A rather large number of Danish men and women joined the air forces during the Second World War. Many paid the ultimate price. This site commemorates these young people. Read one of the profiles, articles or more about the site.
Jens Henning Gielstrup is working as reporter in London at the outbreak of the war. He volunteers for the Royal Air Force, but is killed in action on 23 August 1943.
Kaj Birksted becomes Wing Commander (flying) of the North Weald Wing on 1 August 1943. As Wing Commander he had the privilege to carry his initials as identity code on his aircraft. He is believed to have had three Spitfires carrying "KB" on the fuselage. This article is an attempt to compile information on these aircraft - at the time being with a focus on the first.