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    Good evening.

    Does anyone know if there is a Norwegian equivalent of the CWGC?

    I'm assuming there must be an organisation of some sort. Interested in a 97 Sqn crew lost in 1944, most of whom were Norwegians.

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    Hi Jim,

    I don't know of a Norwegian organisation similar to the CWGC but you could try looking on this site http://www.rafandluftwaffe.info/raf1.html

    Can you post details of the loss and what information you are looking for?

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    Linzee

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    I was about to post the very same reference yesterday, but there are no 97 sqn losses at Knut's site. He is active on this very forum, and might see your posting.

    If you post the names, they can be cross-referenced with different books on the Royal Norwegian Air Force history.

    Another possibility might be Stein Meum, active on Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum and specializing in Norwegians in RAF, i.e. not RNAF, service.

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    Thanks for that.

    The loss happened the night of D-Day, 5-6 June 44. BCL says Lancaster ND815 was lost during an operation to bomb a coastal battery.

    Lt F V Jespersen, Sgt C A Munster, Sgt K B Magnus, Sgt K Pedersen and Sgt J E H Evensen were five of the seven killed.

    I'll try the other forum as well.

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    Jim

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    Just checked my sources. Frederik Meyer's history on RNAF has just about 10 lines about the crew. Fenrik (Lieut.) Finn Varde Jespersen had earlier in the war been flying instructor in Canada (not indicated as Little Norway, but that seems likely), had seven deliveries in Transport Command (two of which to India) and he was on his 5th mission.

    Sgt Christian Andreas Münster, navigator
    Sgt Kċre Pedersen, W/O and A/G
    Sgt Knut Baade Magnus, bomb aimer
    John Ernst Herlof Evensen, A/G

    But I have no futher information on the location of any graves.

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    In 1997 I was in contact with the War Graves service of the Ministry of Education, Research and Church Affairs who sent me a list of about 130 Air Force Casualties repatriated to Norway and handed over to their relatives including Evensen. All the dept generally has is the town where they were repatriated to, but in this case they knew he was buried in Oslo Western Cemetery. They also sent me a list of 15 graves looked after by War Graves Service in cooperation with CWGC.

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    Thanks to all,

    It all helps to build the picture.

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