Erik Flohr Jacobsen enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1942 and was trained as fighter pilot. He was killed in late May 1944 during a low-level attack on a train in Brittany, France.
Audrey Nina Hadrup served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in New Zealand during the Second World War. She was born in New Zealand, where her father had settled in 1902.
Shortly after D-Day, the first V1 flying bombs hit London. Three Danish fighter pilots were involved in the fighter defence against the flying bombs in the summer of 1944.
Six Danish airmen were on operation in the skies over Normandy on 6 June 1944. Two were involved in bombing the coastal batteries, three provided fighter cover over the Channel and the beaches, and the last carried out an improvised reconnaissance mission.