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.

Niels Juul Rysensteen Buchwald

Niels Juul Rysensteen Buchwald had served in the Naval Air Service before the war. He escaped to Britain in 1942 and volunteered for the Royal Air Force. He was killed in October 1944 during an operation over the Netherlands.

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.

Adda Margrethe Ploug (m Hauge)

Grethe Ploug was one of the Danes serving in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1941-43. She served as a Clerk Special Duties, Plotter (presumably Radar Plotter). In September 1943, she enlisted in the Norwegian Women's Corps/Air forces.

Helga Søndergaard Jensen

Helga Søndergaard Jensen was one of the Danish women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War. She had gone to England in 1938.