Danish WW2 Pilots

Profiles

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.

Viggo Brix

2Lt Viggo Brix was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who served in the US armed forces during the Second World War. He was trained as pilot and served in the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. He was killed in action, when his flak damaged B-24 crashed shortly before landing returning from a bombing mission over Ploesti.

Erik Marinus Jensen

Erik Marinus Jensen enlists in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He serves as Wireless Operator (Ground) in Canada.

William Theodor Malling

Flt Lt William Theodor Malling worked for the East Asiatic Company in Singapore, when the Japanese attacked in December 1941. Shortly before the surrender in February 1942, he evacuated to India, initially, where he volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He served in South Africa.

Karen Hansen

Karen Hansen was one of the Danish women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She was a domestic servant in Twickenham at the outbreak of war and experienced the Blitz before volunteering in 1942.