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.

Edlef Petersen

Edlef Petersen is one of the Danish men who volunteer for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following VE-day he is transferred to Europe as translator. It seems likely that he was posted to Denmark.

Knud Erik Ravnskov

Knud Erik Ravnskov was one of several trained Danish army or navy pilots who volunteered for Luftwaffe duty, during the Second World War. He never saw combat as he was badly wounded and died following a crash in Krakow 17 September 1942.

Erik Thomas Hildebrandt

Erik Thomas Hildebrandt was one of the Danish nationals serving in the US Army Air Forces. He enlisted in September 1943 and was trained at the technical training school at Buckley Field. It is not established if he served overseas.

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.