Tagged: WWII

King commemorates WWII liberation of Finnmark

Dignitaries gather in northern Norway to remember the Red Army driving back Nazi troops 70 years ago Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Soviet troops crossed the border into Norway on October 18, 1944. This was...

The war years on Fosnøy, part two

Jon Lind At the outbreak of the war, my father was first mate on a coastal freighter named “Kilstraum,” captained by Alf Utkilen. The Germans requisitioned the vessel and its crew and sent it...

Remembering the “Forgotten Air Force”

David Moe Sun City, Calif. The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II would never have come into existence without the recommendation by Eleanor Roosevelt to her husband, President Franklin Roosevelt. Pancho...

The Vikings of World War II

The 99th Batallion (Separate) comprised Norwegian citizens and Americans of Norwegian descent Erik Brun 99th Battalion Educational Foundation Dennis Hagen 10th Mountain Division Resource Center What did Granddad do in World War II? Well,...

Lineman’s story

Larrie Wanberg Feature Editor How many people today remember the seven days in December 1941 when a week forever changed the world? I was 11 years old on that Sunday, December 7th, when the...

A true hero among us

Resistance hero Gunnar “Kjakan” Sønsteby dies at age 94 Norway’s most highly decorated citizen, Gunnar Sønsteby, died May 10 at the age of 94. Also known as “Kjakan” and “Number 24,” Sønsteby embodied the...

Honored for service

Christening of D/S Hestmanden brought together 240 krigsseilere from World War II Lori Vedvik Special to the Norwegian American Weekly On Nov. 22, 2011, Olav D. Vedvik, 90, and Alfred Ulversoy, 88, long-time residents...

Høstfest: Norwegian WWII Soldier Shares Stories

Many booths around Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota showcased different talents, but for one man it was not about talent, but his story, reports Kfyrtv.com 89-year old Harold Hanson, from Sioux Falls, SD has been coming...

WWII in Northern Norway coming to the big screen

  Two Norwegian film production companies are planning to spend 400 million NOK on two films about World War 2 in Northern Norway, reports the BarentsObserver.com The Norwegian film production companies, Film Camp and Borealis Production, are...