Uffe Harald Jensen was a trained radio operator in Danish Airlines before the war. He was part of a crew landing in Shoreham on the eve of the German occupation. Unable to return to Denmark he served in BOAC and in the Royal Air Force during the war.
Ole Bechgaard was born in Sweden in a Danish family. He emigrated to British East Africa in the late 1920s, and later studied at the University of Edinburgh. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force, but was killed in October 1943.
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.
During the Second World War, a large number of Danish pilots were in British or Norwegian air service. Though many were accepted in one of the Norwegian squadron, 234 (Madras Presidency) Squadron is by far the most 'Danish' of all squadrons of (or associated to) the Royal Air Force. In all nine Danish pilots and three Spitfires is in 234 service.