Pfc Hans Nielsen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War.
Hans Ejnar Fugl-Svendsen enrols in Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve in 1943. He is trained as pilot on both single and multi-engined aircraft, but is due to his height posted to the Transport Command. In 1946 he is ferrying Oxfords from England to Karup, Denmark.
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.
It was a busy day in B.160 Copenhagen/Kastrup on 7 May 1945. Just before 11.00 hrs. a Mosquito FB VI touched down. Three weeks before the pilot had bombed the Gestapo HQ in Odense, now he arrived with the soon to be Foreign Minister.