Doomsday - Liberation of Norway May 1945

30 and 31 May 2013 Captain Edward Swales and Captain Andrew Herberts from the King`s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) and Lieutenant Colonel Bengt Fransson from Sweden, came to Gardermoen Airfield, Norway.

They came to visit the Airforce Museum and the LK147 crash site at Gardermoen Airfield. They also made a visit at the town of Årnes about 20 km east of Gardermoen airfield, a town where KOSB soldiers were stationed in May and June 1945 as part of Operation Doomsday, the Liberation of Norway.

Also take a look at this short video from Swedish Televison:
svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/varmlandsnytt/flygkrasch-kan-fa-minnesmarke

After the visit in Aarnes, the men traveled to Lake Rojden were LJ899 made a forced landing 10 May 1945 and a visit in the town Torsby just across the border, to meet up with the authorities in the Torsby Municipality.

The mens goal is to arrange a Memorial in Sweden May 2014, to Commemorate the KOSB men who perished during the forced landing of LJ899 at Lake Rojden on 10 May 1945.

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Doomsday - Liberation of Norway May 1945

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Are you a relative or have any onformation about the 48 men, or the Operation Doomsday in general? Please contact: stirlingLK147(at)gmail.com
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8 May 1945 was VE Day. The Allied forces


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Are you a relative or have any onformation about the 48 men, or the Operation Doomsday in general? Please contact: stirlingLK147(at)gmail.com
and visit my Facebook site: facebook.com/LK147?ref=hl

8 May 1945 was VE Day. The Allied forces carried out OPERATION DOOMSDAY the same day. Mission: to Liberate Norway. Over 360.000 heavily armed Nazi German forces still occupied Norway, as they had done for the last five years since 9 April 1940.

The Allied engaged a massive invasion of Norway, that brought 30.000 Allied soldiers to Norway through sea and air. On May 10 1945 three Short Stirling Aricraft crashed enroute to Gardermoen Airfield on their mission to Liberate Norway. 48 men died on that very same day.

The men had fought hard and survived bomb raids, supply drops, air battles, D-day, the heavy Battles in Arnhem, and then they lost their lives two days after VE day.

The videoes, and videos to come, will give you the story.

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