A Norwegian Army Air Force pilot who fought after the German invasion of his country before escaping across the North Sea in a fishing boat. He later commanded a Norwegian Spitfire squadron which he led during the Dieppe raid for which he was awarded the DFC. He later landed in France with his Norwegian Spitfire Wing.
Post war he served in NATO, rose to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and was Director of the National Defence College in Oslo.
(In the photograph he is receiving the Norwegian War Cross from King Haakon of Norway)
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