Danish WW2 Pilots
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    Danish WW2 Pilots

Hans Ejnar Fugl-Svendsen

Hans Ejnar Fugl-Svendsen enrols in Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve in 1943. He is trained as pilot on both single and multi-engined aircraft, but is due to his height posted to the Transport Command. In 1946 he is ferrying Oxfords from England to Karup, Denmark.

Poul Sommer

Much has been written on the Danes that joined Waffen-SS during the Second World War. Considering their numbers this is obvious. Less attention has been paid to the rather small number of pilots, who joined Luftwaffe. Of these Hauptmann Poul Sommer is the most well known; not the least because he returned to Denmark in 1943 to become leader of the Wachkorps der Luftwaffe in Dänemark. Hence, the corps is also known as Sommer’s Corps.

Danes over Normandy, 6 June 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.