Gunnar Christensen Egebjerg was the only Dane to serve in the Royal Air Force as well as in the U.S. Army Air Force during the Second World War. He was trained as pilot.
A smiling and confident looking young man on a Spitfire wing; a Spitfire by the name ‘Skagen Ind.’ The photo was taken on 10 April 1942, the young man is Pilot Officer Axel Anders Svendsen. A fortnight later he is shot down and killed over Northern France.
A large number of especially young Danish born men entered air service via the United States. Many of these were sailors having left Denmark before the German occupation. Most of these men volunteered for the Norwegian forces training in Camp Little Norway in Canada, but some enlisted in the USAAF.
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.