S/Sgt Carl D. Hansen was one of the more than 30,000 Danish-Americans who were mobilized during the Second World War. He was trained as a gunner and served in the Twelfth Air Force in Northern Africa. He was killed in action on 6 April 1943, when his aircraft was hit by flak at La Fauconnerie in Tunisia.
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.
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.