Danish WW2 Pilots

ACW1 Margrethe Jørgensen

(1911 - 1992)

Margrethe Jørgensen was one of the Danish women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force during the Second World War.

Margrethe Jørgensen was born on 1 October 1911 in Sæby, the daughter of labourer Ole Christian Jørgensen and Laura Martine Jørgensen (née Mortensdatter Jensen).[1]

Jørgensen moved to the United Kingdom at some point. In September 1939, at the outbreak of the Second World War, he was working as a general servant at Femhill Cottage in Esher in Surrey.[2]

Wagner volunteered for the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force on 7 October 1941 (2004165).[3] In August 1942, she served at RAF Talbenny near Haverfordwest in Wales and in March 1943 at RAF Pembroke Dock in Wales. There is no information on her service at this point but she is known to have served as Aircraftwoman 1st Class.[4]

Jørgensen emigrated to the USA at some point after the was and died in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, on 11 May 1992.[5]


[1] DNA: Parish register, Sæby Parish.

[2] Ancestry: 1939 England and Wales Register.

[3] NA: AIR 78. Jørgensen’s service number is part of a block of numbers (2000000 to 2099999) allotted for WAAF enlistment in May 1941. The next block of numbers (from 2100000) was allotted in August 1942.

[4] DNA: 10194, Danske Råd i London, Rekrutteringskontoret, pk. 73.

[5] Ancestry: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.