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seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Mark C. Jones on Mon 24 Aug 2009 - 2:15

I am seeking an on-line source for Norwegian decorations awarded during World War II. The Netherlands has an on-line listing of all decorations awarded to both Dutch and foreign citizens during World War II. I am hoping something similar exists for Norwegian decorations. Such a site would list each Norwegian decoration and then give at least the name/rank/service of the person receiving the award, if not also the wording of the citation.

I recently obtained some documents from the Norwegian national archives in Oslo that pertain to liaison between the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Royal Navy. Quite a few of the pages listed RN officers and men who were awarded either the Norwegian War Medal (Krigsmedaljen) or the King Haakon VII Commemory Medal. Any sort of comprehensive listing of Norwegian decorations awarded to foreign subjects would allow me to find additional names of RN personnel on liaison duty with Norwegian ships.

I welcome any assistance a member of this forum can offer. While I cannot read the Norwegian language, I can recognize words that are similar to words in English and/or German. I also have an English/Norwegian dictionary.

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Giz on Thu 3 Sep 2009 - 0:45

Maybe this will help in some way (it's all in Norwegian though): Krigskorset og St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  AltforNorge on Thu 3 Sep 2009 - 22:11

How about this?

http://www.warsailors.com/oddswar/warmedals.html

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Mark C. Jones on Fri 4 Sep 2009 - 12:33

Thank you for suggesting this web site. One of the medals profiled does list Norwegian naval personnel who were awarded that medal. Still, no list for the other medals and no indication of foreign subjects who received Norwegian decorations.

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Post  Plum on Fri 18 Sep 2009 - 23:17

http://www.specialforcesroh.com/browse.php?mode=viewawards&sort=n&catid=39

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Mark C. Jones on Sat 19 Sep 2009 - 13:24

Thank you for this suggestion. There were two naval officers among the many army personnel assigned to SOE.

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  AltforNorge on Sat 19 Sep 2009 - 17:19

Plum wrote:http://www.specialforcesroh.com/browse.php?mode=viewawards&sort=n&catid=39

This list is far from complete. Look at Gregers Gram. He was awarded Military Medal (UK)

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Bjørn on Mon 19 Oct 2009 - 21:56

Hello!
Here is also a listing of some:

http://users.skynet.be/hendrik/index.html
and:
http://users.skynet.be/hendrik/eng/39norwaycol.html

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Mark C. Jones on Wed 21 Oct 2009 - 2:23

Thank you Bjorn for providing a listing of the Norwegian medals associated with the war. My main interest is a list of the individual people who received a Norwegian decoration, and a description of what that man did to earn it.

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Wikipedia

Post  Cutstone on Tue 19 Jan 2010 - 15:34

Mark have a look at these pages on Wikipedia (norwegian):

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_over_norske_krigsmedaljer_1940%E2%80%931945

Very nice pages packed with information......if you master norwegian.
Here you will find a nice overview over the various norwegian warmedals and sometimes who got them, both nationals and foreigners.

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On-line list of decorations awarded

Post  ST-56-NF on Wed 20 Jan 2010 - 12:03

http://www.kongehuset.no/c34070/tildelinger.html?ar=&sok_navn=&sok_yrke=&sok_sted=&arkiv=1

This is an on-line complete list of recipiants of Kongens Fortjenstmedalje. For the other decorations it currenty just shows decorations awarded after 2002, which is probabbly not much useful.
The list includes alle recipiants, not only decorations eared for war-time service. The list does show why the decoration is awarded. Nor does it show the recipiant's nationality or year of birth. But you can search for names. Keep in mind that many of the decorations for war-time efforts was awarded several decades after the war.

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  Mark C. Jones on Fri 22 Jan 2010 - 0:47

Thank you to the two kind individuals, Cutstone and ST-56-NF, who have recently posted suggestions about on-line sources of Norwegian military decorations. I will examine these sites. I cannot read Norwegian in any meaningful way, just recognize words that are closely related to words I know in English and German. Still, this is a start.

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Re: seeking on-line list of Norwegian decorations awarded

Post  AltforNorge on Fri 22 Jan 2010 - 23:49

Try this:

http://translate.google.com/#

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Norwegian War Decorations by Arne Simenstad

Post  Mark C. Jones on Sat 24 Apr 2010 - 22:05

As a follow up to my earlier message, I have found a book that provides much information about Norwegian decorations and the British military personnel who received them.

Simenstad, Arne. Norwegian War Decorations Awarded to Members of the British Armed Forces 1940-1945. London: The London Stamp Exchange, 1990. ISBN 0-948130-63-6. hardcover, 92 pages, photos of the decorations, introduction by Air Vice Marshal David Scott-Malden (commander of the RAF wing to which two Norwegian fighter squadrons were assigned)

For some of the men listed as receiving Norwegian decorations, there is a very brief citation giving the man's assignment and actions at the time of the award.

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