Danish WW2 Pilots


The nucleus of this site is the individual profiles of each person I have been able to find that was in air force service during the war. The profiles can be accessed though the alphabetical index.

Svend Sondergaard

Svend Sondergaard was one of two brothers serving as Flight Engineer in the RCAF during the Second World War. He was killed in action during a raid on Frankfurt in December 1943.

Ketty Hjorth

Ketty Hjorth was a housekeeper in the most fabulous house in Hamstead when the war broke out. She volunteered for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in 1942 and ended the war as a Leading Aircraftwoman. She was one of thirty-three Danish women to service as a WAAF.

Torben Edouard Hartvig

Torben E. Hartvig joined the Free French in his hometown of Algiers as a young man. He was arrested and narrowly escaped a death sentence before going to England in 1943 to volunteer for the Royal Air Force. He served as an air bombardier.

Mogens Bruun Jensen

LAC Mogens Bruun Jensen served as Motor Boat Crew in the RAAF from 1942-1945. Jensen’s twin brother, Gunnar Bruun Jensen, was shot by the Germans in December 1944. He was a member of the Danish resistance movement. Jensen was discharged in June 1945 to allow him to return to Denmark, but missed the memorial service.