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The history of the 333 squadron's anti-submarine operations during WWII and in the post-war period

The history of the 333 squadron's anti-submarine operations during WWII and in the post-war period

During the German occupation, Norwegians already abroad, or those escaping from occupied Norway, ensured a constant supply of flight and ground personnel. On the 21st of July 1941 No.331 (Norwegian) Squadron was formed at Catterick in Yorkshire. Operationally it was under the control of the RAF. The RAF unit code was FN, and legend has it that this stands for "First Norwegian". That, however, has never been officially acknowledged.

During the German occupation, Norwegians already abroad, or those escaping from occupied Norway, ensured a constant supply of flight and ground personnel. On the 21st of July 1941 No.331 (Norwegian) Squadron was formed at Catterick in Yorkshire. Operationally it was under the control of the RAF. The RAF unit code was FN, and legend has it that this stands for "First Norwegian". That, however, has never been officially acknowledged.

The civilian owned Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron will be sending its two deHavilland Vampire fighters to take part in the RAF Scampton flying display on 9-10 September. The Vampire FB.52 and T.55 will showcase the best of British aerospace from the dawn of the jet-age with close formation flying.

The civilian owned Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron will be sending its two deHavilland Vampire fighters to take part in the RAF Scampton flying display on 9-10 September. The Vampire FB.52 and T.55 will showcase the best of British aerospace from the dawn of the jet-age with close formation flying.

Eric Henri Kennington, Captain W Mohr : a Squadron Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Force serving with the RAF

Eric Henri Kennington, Captain W Mohr : a Squadron Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Force serving with the RAF

MAY 1944 Battle of the Atlantic - RAF Coastal Command and one of its Norwegian squadrons were particularly successful between the 16th and 27th against the U-boats passing through the Northern Transit Area off south and west Norway. In the space of 12 days, "U-240", "U-241", "U-476", "U-675", "U-990" and "U-292" were sunk.

MAY 1944 Battle of the Atlantic - RAF Coastal Command and one of its Norwegian squadrons were particularly successful between the 16th and 27th against the U-boats passing through the Northern Transit Area off south and west Norway. In the space of 12 days, "U-240", "U-241", "U-476", "U-675", "U-990" and "U-292" were sunk.

For second time, we share the work of WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group'). We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation. In this ocasion, we focus in Allied Warbirds. Enjoy! F6F-5 'Hellcat' Nº23 flown by Ens. Ardon R. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. '45 (Ives survived th...

For second time, we share the work of WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group'). We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation. In this ocasion, we focus in Allied Warbirds. Enjoy! F6F-5 'Hellcat' Nº23 flown by Ens. Ardon R. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. '45 (Ives survived th...

Digitalt Museum - På Gardermoen etter frigjøringen - sommeren 1945. Norsk fly. Info 03.09.12:  Spitfire IX jagerfly fra 331 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force. Skrevet av: Bjørn Olsen

Digitalt Museum - På Gardermoen etter frigjøringen - sommeren 1945. Norsk fly. Info 03.09.12: Spitfire IX jagerfly fra 331 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force. Skrevet av: Bjørn Olsen

Norwegian fighter pilot 331st (Norwegian) Squadron RAF British GP Martin (Martin Gran, 1917 - 2004) in the cockpit of a fighter 'Spitfire' (Supermarine Spitfire).

Norwegian fighter pilot 331st (Norwegian) Squadron RAF British GP Martin (Martin Gran, 1917 - 2004) in the cockpit of a fighter 'Spitfire' (Supermarine Spitfire).

WWII 1940 - Royal Air Force (RAF) No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron Northrop N-3PB (Single-Engined Piston Float Plane)

WWII 1940 - Royal Air Force (RAF) No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron Northrop N-3PB (Single-Engined Piston Float Plane)

The Great Escape Murders: 76 Allied airmen had tunneled out. When captured, 50 of them were murdered: 25 Britons, 6 Canadians, 3 Australians, 2 New Zealanders, 3 South Africans, 4 Poles, 2 Norwegians, one French and a Greek. Still in their escape clothes: Lt.s Hallada Espelid and Nils Fuglesang, Norwegians with the RAF, Australian Squadron Leader James Catanach and Pilot Officer Arnold Christensen of the Royal New Zealand Air Force shortly after their arrest in Flensburg in March 1944.

The Great Escape murders: How the Nazi slaughter of escaped heroes led to one of post-war Europe's biggest manhunts

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