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    Default Different Paths of Danish Naval Air Service Pilots during WW2

    In 1943, the Danish pilot and author Clauson Kaas publishes a book entitled 'Danish aviators in the air'. An appendix lists all then trained army and navy pilots. During the period 1935-1939 a total of 26 pilots are trained in the small Danish Naval Air Service. I have been looking into the path taken by these pilots during the following years.

    In 1945, 14 of the 26 pilots have served air forces abroad:
    - 2 in Finland,
    - 8 in Britain,
    - 2 in Germany,
    - 2 in Sweden (Danish exile forces)

    Four of them have lost their live, and one is to die within a few years. Three have lost their lives before the war; Aviation was dangerous business even in peacetime in those days. Please refer to
    http://www.danishww2pilots.dk/articles.php?id=35

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    Mikkel Plannthin
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    Hej Mikkel,

    Thanks for reminding me of your excellent site!

    I guess the book you writes about is "Danske Flyvere paa Vingerne"? Is it available in English?
    Danish is no big problem to me (the first I read was Ulrich's "Döden har vinger") but I want to know if I'm looking for the right book!

    Best wishes/Håkan
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    Håkon
    Thanks for the kind words.

    It is exactly "Danske Flyvere paa Vingerne" and no it is not available in English - just my translation of the title.

    Mikkel
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