Danish WW2 Pilots

Svend Søndergaard

(1921 - 1943)

Svend Søndergaard is born on 29 December 1921. He is the son of farmer Lars Kristian Andersen Søndergaard and Bodil Kirstine Søndergaard (née Pedersen). [1]

He is the brother of Andrew Christian Søndergaard, DFC, who Flight Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. [2]

He arrives in Quebec on 29 November 1929 with how mother and siblings joining the father who had already settled in Ponoka, Alberta. [3]

He enlists in the Royal Canadian Air Force at some point and is trained as Flight Engineer. I have no details on his enlistment at this point in time.

He is killed in action on 21 December 1943. At 1615 Halifax V (LK644 ZL-C) of No. 427 Squadron takes off from RAF Station Leeming on operation to Frankfurt. The aircraft is piloted by F/O J M Grieve. The crew of seven is killed. [4]

  1. ancestry.co.uk, Måbjerg parish record
  2. www.cwgc.org, Chorley, 1996 (1943)
  3. Ancestry.com. Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  4. Chorley, 1996 (1943)