Geir Tore Gravdal captured the moment NSF board member Eskil Amdal took off with the restored F-108 Starfighter from Bodø this evening at approx 17:30 CET. Congratulations to everyone involved in the project, and to Eskil!
Turn up the volume, the sound is fantastic!
Want to know the bigger picture? Why it’s so important to get a Spitfire back to Norway? Norwegian Spitfire Foundation would like to recommend these books;
Cato Guhnfeldts epic release of seven (!!) gigantic books about No. 331 and 332 Squadrons operations during WWII. The collection is a MUST to anyone interested in the Norwegian Spitfire squadrons heroic wartime efforts. The books are in Norwegian language with added English captions and summaries. The photographic collection are enough of its own to buy this amazing set of books. Haugenbok.no (link above) offers free shipping which comes in handy with thick books like this.
Spitfire ace Helner Grundt Spangs own take on the mental strain he and his fellow Spitfire pilots went through during WWII as well as in post-war Norway. The book is in Norwegian language and available to read free via the link above.
Spitfire pilot Birger Tidemand-Johannessens own story from his career as a wartime Spitfire pilot. In Norwegian language.
This in-depth book follows Leif Lundstens amazing career as a wartime Spitfire pilot, from the early days in Scotland, through his magnificent time as a Spitfire test-pilot to leading 331 Squadron over the Normandie beaches in June 1944. In English language,
Svein Heglund; Høk over Høk (1997)
The topscoring Norwegian Spitfire ace tells his story of combat and flying during WWII in his own words. In Norwegian language.
Finn Thorsager of 331 Squadrons story flying Gladiators, Spitfires and Lockheed Lodestars. Partly Thorsagers own words combined with an easy-to-read present tense writing form makes this a good introduction to the subject. In English language, but also in Norwegian language under the title Gladiator; Finn Thorsager, fra jagerpilot til flykaptein (2009)
Norwegians brilliantly talented Spitfire-pilot Marius Eriksen tells his story of escaping Norway, flying in combat, loosing his best friend and surviving as a POW in Germany.
Nattjager follows Spitfire-pilot Tarald Weisteens wartime career with 331 Squadron as well as his time with 85 Squadron flying Mosquito nightfighters. In Norwegian language.
During Hurricane to Kjeller, Steinar Næs gave this lecture on the Hurricane and the Battle of Britain
Forelesning av Steinar Næs, Hurricane til Kjeller 4. september 2016.
– Krigen i Norge i 1940
– RAFs kamper i Norge i 1940
– Avgjørende under Slaget om Storbritannia
– Norsk erfaring med flyet