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PL258 3D

NSF have been granted four million NOK through the revised national state budget for the rebuild of Spitfire IX PL258. This is of monumental importance for our mission to convey the stories and honor the effort and sacrifice made by young Norwegian pilots and ground crew during World War 2.

NSF was given the amazing news at Kjeller yesterday by Margrete Reusch (Venstre). Also present was members of the Norwegian government committee of culture – Kristin Ørmen Johnsen (Høyre), Silje Hjemdal (FrP), Tage Pettersen (H) and Himanshu Gulati (FrP).

There will be more news about these amazing news to follow shortly

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Hans Kjell Hansen, 332 Squadron. He stayed with the squadron until he was taken POW 31st of July 1942. ... See MoreSee Less

Hans Kjell Hansen, 332 Squadron. He stayed with the squadron until he was taken POW 31st of July 1942.

Shark Week.
A throwback to a collection of air to air and air show footage from 2017-2019.
Produced by Knut Åshammer.
Composers Tom Day & Jake Lowe: Southerly, Fractals.
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Bernt Haarr-Olsen buckle up for a flight of the lifetime!! I have tried it!! I have not landed yet..,😝😊😃

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Screenshot taken from a film, here's two major 331 characters in the same frame. Arne Austeen and Rolf Arne Berg. Austeen would take over 331 from Berg in the fall of 1943. He would later bag three German fighters in four days. Austeen had previous spells with several British squadrons inclduing 64 and 611 Squadron. Berg would come back after his rest period and become Wing Co for the Norwegian Wing. Both would sadly loose their lives in 1945. Berg during a ground attack at Eelde in February, Austeen while attacking German Naval vessels over Kiel in May. ... See MoreSee Less

Screenshot taken from a film, heres two major 331 characters in the same frame. Arne Austeen and Rolf Arne Berg. Austeen would take over 331 from Berg in the fall of 1943. He would later bag three German fighters in four days. Austeen had previous spells with several British squadrons inclduing 64 and 611 Squadron. Berg would come back after his rest period and become Wing Co for the Norwegian Wing. Both would sadly loose their lives in 1945. Berg during a ground attack at Eelde in February, Austeen while attacking German Naval vessels over Kiel in May.

331 Sqd dispersal most likely in 1942. There's several well known famous characters in this photo, including Rolf Arne Berg, Tarald Weisteen, and Reidar Haave Olsen. Can you spot them? ... See MoreSee Less

331 Sqd dispersal most likely in 1942. Theres several well known famous characters in this photo, including Rolf Arne Berg, Tarald Weisteen, and Reidar Haave Olsen. Can you spot them?

This weekend just gone should have been Flying Legends Airshow but sadly it was cancelled a few weeks ago. Let’s hope there’s a return to normal on the horizon and we can all enjoy those wonderful warbirds again. Here’s a few of my photo’s of Norwegian Spitfire Foundation operated aircraft from previous Legends shows.

Words and photo's by Neil Cotten

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The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norway's only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».
- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr
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Ønsker veldig å få reise til Flying Legends igjen. Invincible er vel historie dessverre. Godt at pilot og pax greide seg. Rart at P/W motoren gav opp? Centarus, tja. Innmari flott motor med masse power, men det var ikke den som var årsaken.

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