Norway

Captain Arvid Heiberg was a sailor before the war. During the D-Day landings he was involved with transporting the Mulberry Harbours.

Several Norwegian ships took part in the naval part of the D-Day landings, and Norwegian airmen also served in the air forces.

The Norwegian National Archives hold records to Norwegian personnel in exile. These include records of the Norwegian air training camp in Canada, records of 333 Squadron who flew Mosquito fighter-bombers in 1944, records of Norwegian airmen killed in action and documents related to Norwegian ships and sailors that served with the allied forces.

The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum holds flight logbooks of many of the Norwegian airmen who served with allied forces during the Second World War.

The Norwegian Naval Museum holds archives related to Norwegians who served with the allied naval forces during the Second World War.

If you are researching a serviceman who was held as a prisoner the International Red Cross hold records of all twentieth century Prisoners of War.

The Digitalt Museum is an online museum featuring objects from Norwegian museums, including objects related to the Second World War.

 

Research at the D-Day Museum

We do hold some material in our archives that may be useful. For example, we may have a published or unpublished history of a unit, the memoirs of another veteran who served in the same unit, or photographs of a relevant unit or place.

We also hold material such as maps that may be useful in understanding a soldier’s service in Normandy, for example. We also have a large library of books relating to D-Day. This material can be consulted by the public, by prior appointment.