Much has been written on the Danes that joined Waffen-SS during the Second World War. Considering their numbers this is obvious. Less attention has been paid to the rather small number of pilots, who joined Luftwaffe. Of these Hauptmann Poul Sommer is the most well known; not the least because he returned to Denmark in 1943 to become leader of the Wachkorps der Luftwaffe in Dänemark. Hence, the corps is also known as Sommer’s Corps.
Hans Andersen is one of the Danes who volunteers for the Royal Canadian Air Force. He serves an Aero Engine Mechanic.
During the Second World War an ambulance was donated to the R.N.Z.A.F. by the Danish Association in New Zealand. A number of photographs in the collection of the Royal Danish Library document the event, but I have no other information.
This brief article presents the ‘needle in a haystack’-problem of tracking down Danes—especially Danish nationals—in air force service in the United States.