M.336 * Captain  Harald Julius Hansen 

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 b. 17 June 1892, Bloustrød, Denmark  c.14 Feb 1941 to 24 Jul 1941 


        

 

Father: Hans Christian Valdemar Hansen; Mother: Hanne Petrea [Sindt]

m. 27 Apr 1913 in Skt. Matthæus, København, Denmark, Ingeborg Sofie [Pedersen] (4 children)

 

prev. Danish Army 1913-1918, army pilot 1918; Corporal from 26 Jun 1913, Sergeant from 3 Oct 1914;

 

from 1921, commercial pilot for Det danske Luftfartsselskab (Danish Airlines);

The first Danish Airlines pilot to fly more than a million kilometres for the company, in 1937. Two years after he passes 1 ½ million kilometres.

On 8 Apr 1940, he happened to fly Fw 200A-02 OY-DAM "Dania", due to the intended pilot celebrating his birthday, to London on the eve of the German invasion of Denmark. The plane was taken over by the Secretary of State for Air and re-registered as G-AGAY.

British Airways (BOAC) from May 1940

 


Postings: 2FPP (Whitchurch)

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d. 24 Jul 1941 (Died in ATA Service) Anson I R9761 hit by a Blenheim as it was making an emergency landing, at RAF Brize Norton on 22 Jul 1941. Died 2 days later in Radcliffe Hospital Oxford.

His body was repatriated to Denmark. 

 

"He was a linguist of some note, speaking French, German, English and Norwegian fluently.

He will be much missed in Bristol, where he has lived for over a year and made many friends. During the serious air raids in the district he went out in the thick of the attacks and worked with rescue squads. Even that did not satisfy him; for on days following raids he went out to the damaged areas and worked like a Trojan in helping to clear away debris.

Captain Hansen's wife and four children are in Denmark" - Western Daily Press, 26 Jul 1941


 * Ata File not seen

 

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