While Europe was celebrating Victory Day, in Norway, the operation Doomsday – liberation of Norway was about to start. The goal of the operation was supervising the surrender of the German forces in Norway as well as preventing the sabotage of vital military and civilian facilities. Thousands of military personnel was flown to Norway. Unfortunately due to various reasons three airplanes got crashed and 48 soldiers got killed right after the war in Europe was ended.
*On Ascention day Thursday May 10th 1945 between 7:30 and 8:00 hours, the Short Stirling LK147 from 196 Squadron took
The second story from series of short stories about ships entering the Norwegian waters in 1940-45, and the fate of people who served on them. Original photos from the Oslo Photo Tour collection were are used for illustration. (first story).Walking along the Aker Brygge embankment you can see various marine artefacts, such as: a whaling gun, screws from ships, and anchors. One of those anchors will be discussed. Although it looks no different from the others, it is associated with a heroic, and even miraculous looking, battle of Norway’s history.
The anchor belonged
The first story from series of short stories about ships entering the Norwegian waters in 1940-45, and the fate of people who served on them. Original photos from the Oslo Photo Tour collection were are used for illustration.Altmark was a German oil tanker and supply vessel. It became famous because of the so-called “Altmark Incident”. After the loss of the cruiser “Admiral Graf Spee”, of which Altmark supported across the Atlantic, the oil tanker headed for Germany, with almost 300 English POW.Altmark at Jøssingfjord, NorwayPursued by the British