331 Squadron. Most of Norway's Merchant Navy avoided falling under German control and more than 1000 ships (a tonnage of more than 4 mill. tons) could sail for Great Britain and her Allies. Income for the Merchant Navy made it possible for the Norwegian Government to build up an Air Force abroad.
Leif Lundsten, "Luden" amongst friends. Escaped Norway and became part of "the first fighter wing" of Norwegians arriving in the UK in 1941. Stayed on with 331 squadron. Became a flight leader with 331, and flew over 100 missions. Flew over 300 Spitfires a test pilot in 1943 (mostly VIII's and XI's). Shot down by friendly fire over Utah beach 09.06.1944, then as Squadron leader for 331 squadron. Was never found. Engaged to Sheila Lee from London at the time of his death.
#330 Norwegian Squadron Formed at Reykjavik on 25 April 1941 from Norwegian personnel, who had managed to escape from Norway and then undergone training in Canada. They initially flew with RAF Sunderland crews but in May the aircraft ordered by the Norwegian government arrived in the form of Northrop N-3PB seaplanes.Anti-submarine operations began on 23 June and from July a detachment was operated from Akureyi.