Norway

— NORWAY —


~ VOLUNTEERS OF THE WAFFEN-SS ~




BAKKE, Jørgen
Legion-Sturmbannführer
Decoratinos & Awards:
Decoratinos & Awards:
Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse



BAKKEN, Knut T.
SS-Untersturmführer:
Career:
Forward observer in 6.Batterie/SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 11: (1944)
Postwar Confinement:
Captured by Soviet troops in Berlin, 2. May 1945.
Decorations & Awards:
Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse: 7. October 1944
Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"
Norwegian Frontfighters Badge
Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen




BLEGEN, Per
(1926 - 1990)
SS-Untersturmführer
Born: 29. November 1926
Died: 21. October 1990 in Norway (massive heart attack).
Career:
The youngest Norwegian wartime volunteer to enter the Waffen-SS. He joined the Freiwilligen Legion "Norwegen" at Fallingbostel, Germany in July 1941 at the age of fourteen years old and seven months! He then trained and served in the 14. Panzer-Jäger-Kompanie of the Legion. Before the end of the war, Blegen became a highly decorated officer in SS-Panzer-Grenadier Regiment 23 "Norge" of the 11. SS-Freiwilligen Panzer-Grenadier Division "Nordland".
Postwar:
In 1965, Per Blegen emigrated to the United States, becoming a U.S. citizen in the early 1970's. He died in Norway of a massive heart attack while having dinner with a childhood friend (he had suffered from heart disease since his late-forties and had undergone two heart surgeries). According to correspondence from his daughter, Per Blegen's funeral "was held on a cold, crisp Norwegian morning... and the chapel was completely filled with relatives and friends, including many of my father's wartime friends. Due to my father's youth when he entered the war, these men were much older and many of them have since passed away. My father was cremated, and his ashes are buried in the US."




KJELSTRUP, Finn Hannibal
Legion-Sturmbannführer:
Career:
First Commander of "Den Norske Legion": 1941 - 1. Dec. 1941 (resigned due to disagreements with German authorities).
Major in the pre-war Norwegian Army:.




KJELSTRUP, Sverre
SS-Untersturmführer:
Born: 20. May 1920 in Oslo.
Died: 1992 in Norway.
Promotions:
Career:
Notes:
Son of Legion-Sturmbannführer Finn Hannibal Kjelstrup.




KVALE, Gunar
SS-Sturmmann:
Born: 22. June 1922.
Career:
Stammbatterie SS-Flak Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Regiment: (28. Jul. 1944)
Decorations & Awards:
Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42": 28. July 1944
Norwegian Frontfighter's Badge: 13. June 1944




QUIST, Arthur
Legion-Obersturmbannführer:




ROSNÄSS, Knut
(19- 1980) SS-Untersturmführer:
Born:
Died: 1980 near Hagen, West Germany.
Career:
Decorations & Awards:
Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"
Notes:




WAHLMANN, Olaf
SS-Untersturmführer
Born: 11 October 1918
Fate: Died on 10 June 1981
Career:
He served as an officer in the SS-Schi-Jäger Bataillon "Norge"




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