T/Sgt Niels Haubert Jensen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who served in the US armed forces during the Second World War. He served as crew chief on "the Hump" over the Himalayas.
Pfc Hans Nielsen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War. He served in the Army Air Force.
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.
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.