Danish WW2 Pilots

Hans Nielsen

(1902 - 1957)

Pfc Hans Nielsen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War. He served in the Army Air Force.

Hans Nielsen was born on 1 June 1902 in Copenhagen. He was the son of Nicoline Hansen.[1] Nielsen emigrated to the United States in 1923 arriving in New York on 9 October 1923 on-board the SS United States.[2]

Nielsen enlisted in the U.S. Army on 29 September 1942 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.[3] He was naturalised in March 1943, while attending 767th Technical School at Buckley Field, Colorado.[4] Buckley Field was part of the Army Air Force Technical Training Command and a training facility for fighter armament.[5]


[1] DNA: Parish register, Kristkirken Sogn.

[2] Ancestry: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

[3] Ancestry: U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

[4] Ancestry: Colorado, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990.

[5] Buckley Field in World War II (part II), https://www.buckley.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1251425/buckley-field-in-world-war-ii-part-ii/ (accessed on 10 April 2020).