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Post-war Norwegian Spitfires taking off!

As the admin is not very good at identifying Norwegian airfields in the immediate post war era, maybe some of our subscribers can chip in?

Photo: Riksarkivet.

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donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
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Post-war Norwegian Spitfires taking off! 

As the admin is not very good at identifying Norwegian airfields in the immediate post war era, maybe some of our subscribers can chip in?

Photo: Riksarkivet.

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http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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 Norways 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

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071

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Værnes? Take off mot vest?

Som det antydes, dette er Værnes ja, med Hangar 5 i bakgrunnen 🙂

Værnes

One of admins fave screen grabs from North Weald most likely in 1943 of two of his fave characters, if such descriptions are appropriate.

Here's Arne Austeen and Rolf Arne Berg, two of the 331 Squadron leaders framed at the same time in front of the officers mess at North Weald.

Austeen, at this point with a British squadron, would take over the squadron from the very popular Berg in the fall of 1943. While Berg taking a well deserved rest, Austeen shot down three German fighters in four days in late 1943. However, it was clear the boys of 331 preferred Bergs more relaxed - perhaps more RAF-inspired approach - to Austeens arguably stricter Norwegian pre-war attitude of leadership.

Both would sadly loose their lives late in the war. Berg in February of 1945, and Austeen in May of 1945.

Photo:: Screengrab from short filmroll, North Weald 1942-43.

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donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
... See MoreSee Less

One of admins fave screen grabs from North Weald most likely in 1943 of two of his fave characters, if such descriptions are appropriate.

Heres Arne Austeen and Rolf Arne Berg, two of the 331 Squadron leaders framed at the same time in front of the officers mess at North Weald. 

Austeen, at this point with a British squadron, would take over the squadron from the very popular Berg in the fall of 1943. While Berg taking a well deserved rest, Austeen shot down three German fighters in four days in late 1943. However, it was clear the boys of 331 preferred Bergs more relaxed - perhaps more RAF-inspired approach - to Austeens arguably stricter Norwegian pre-war attitude of leadership.

Both would sadly loose their lives late in the war. Berg in February of 1945, and Austeen in May of 1945.

Photo:: Screengrab from short filmroll, North Weald 1942-43.

--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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 Norways 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

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071

Up close and personal. The Shark rests at Duxford prior to Flying Legends 2019. The photographer sneaks in for a close up.

Photo: NSF

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donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
... See MoreSee Less

Up close and personal. The Shark rests at Duxford prior to Flying Legends 2019. The photographer sneaks in for a close up.

Photo: NSF

--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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 Norways 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

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071

Final stop, Epping!

In 1942, Norwegian flooded the small town of Epping with 331 and 332 being stationed at nearby North Weald Airfield. In 1942 there was also an RAF womens barracks in the nearby area, and the story goes that screams were heard when the Norwegians arrived; some of horror and some of joy.

For those who have been in the area, you may easily find this exact spot today.

Photo: Riksarkivet.

--------------------------------------------------------
donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
... See MoreSee Less

Final stop, Epping! 

In 1942, Norwegian flooded the small town of Epping with 331 and 332 being stationed at nearby North Weald Airfield. In 1942 there was also an RAF womens barracks in the nearby area, and the story goes that screams were heard when the Norwegians arrived; some of horror and some of joy.

For those who have been in the area, you may easily find this exact spot today.

Photo: Riksarkivet.

--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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 Norways 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

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071

Comment on Facebook

Sod the Vikings let them fund there own aeroplane!!

Great photo

Lovely photo. Thank you for sharing.

Ready for anything, anywhere!

The Shark rests at Duxford prior to Flying Legends 2019.

Photo: NSF

--------------------------------------------------------
donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
... See MoreSee Less

Ready for anything, anywhere!

The Shark rests at Duxford prior to Flying Legends 2019.

Photo: NSF

--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
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 Norways 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

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
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