War Graves in Norway

Discussion in 'War Grave Photographs' started by AndyBaldEagle, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    Does anybody know how many SOE/Commando raids there were on Norway during the war? And is there a description of those operations anywhere?
    Thanks.

    Unaware of whether you got a satisfactory answer.
    They are all listed in William MacKenzie: The Secret history of the SOE
     
  2. cmp

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  3. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    cmp; I'll see what I can do, but not for a while yet. Have put it on my list, where there is another grave photo in Narvik already. Narvik is quite far up north (consult a map, if needed). At the moment it's about 5000 km away...
     
  4. cmp

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  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Thank you to Marie Smith-Salbakken from Norway who provided me with photos from Sola Churchyard.

    Only 1 of 28 now remaining to be photographed in Norway at Kristiansand Civil Cemetery.

    IRELAND, DENNIS BARTON Flying Officer 139625 138sq 14/09/1943 33 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve UK VIA. D. 4. KRISTIANSAND CIVIL CEMETERY Norway Kristiansand.

    SOE Operation Flat 12A, Poland
    Halifax HR666

    He was from Melbourne Australia.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Thank you to Marie Smith-Salbakken from Norway who provided me with photos from Sola Churchyard.

    Only 1 of 28 now remaining to be photographed in Norway at Kristiansand Civil Cemetery.

    IRELAND, DENNIS BARTON Flying Officer 139625 138sq 14/09/1943 33 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve UK VIA. D. 4. KRISTIANSAND CIVIL CEMETERY Norway Kristiansand.

    SOE Operation Flat 12A, Poland
    Halifax HR666

    He was from Melbourne Australia.

    Cheers

    Geoff

    Geoff
    Have you seen this link?

    http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/bilde.php?id=2414431

    Regards

    Andy
     
  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Hi Andy,

    Difficult to navigate even in English.

    Do they have photos of war graves? I saw something about 400 Krona a year.

    Maybe it is just a little late in the evening for me.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  9. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Geoff
    Just saw your reply- they do indeed I will send you an email
    andy
     
  10. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    There are 26 RAAF lads buried in Norway. If you can photograph any of these headstones or know anybody that can, please let me know.

    ALL COMPLETED

    Cheers

    Geoff
    ARENDAL HOGEDAL CEMETERY - 2
    BERGEN (MOLLENDAL) CHURCH CEMETERY - 2 - Completed
    EGERSUND (OR EKERSUND) CHURCHYARD - 2 - Completed
    EIKEN CHURCHYARD - 1 - Completed
    HAUGESUND (ROSSEBO) VAR FRELSERS CEMETERY - 3
    KRISTIANSAND - 1 - COMPLETED
    LARVIK CIVIL CEMETERY - 1 - Completed
    OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY - 2
    RISOR CIVIL CEMETERY - 1
    SANDE IN VESTFOLD CEMETERY - 2 - Completed
    SOLA CHURCHYARD - 1 - Completed
    STAVANGER (EIGANES) CHURCHYARD - 2 - Plaque yes / Graves Yes
    TRONDHEIM (STAVNE) CEMETERY - 5 - Completed

    Thanks to Andy for the last one and to all others who contributed.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  11. Don't know if any of above posters will get alerts from this thread ... I will be visiting cemeteries in Norway next May and will be happy to take photos. I am trying to retrace the footsteps of a cousin in the Scots Guards who died in May 1940. I will start at Harstad, visit graves there, in Narvik, Bodo and on the way from there to Mo i Rana. I realise not all graves will be Scots but, having read so many books about the campaign I feel I have to "visit" as many as I can.
    Please ask for photos if I am at your cemetery.
     
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