Berg, Rolf Arne

Date of birth:
November 27th, 1917 (Trøndelag, Norway)
Date of death:
February 3rd, 1945
Nationality:
Norwegian (1905-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Servicenumber N5514.
Rolf Arne Berg joined the Norwegian Air Force just prior to World War Two. He managed to escape to England and received further training at Camp Little Norway in Canada. Subsequently he was posted to 331 Squadron where he was to remain for the duration of the war, ultimately becoming its Wing Commander.
He was killed Februari 3rd, 1945 at 16:20 while shooting German aircraft on the airfield at Eelde when his Spitfire was hit by Flak.
Three days later, the Germans buried his remains in a cemetery in Eelde. In September 1946 his body was exhumed and cremated; his ashes were transferred to Orkanger in Norway.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1943
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 1945
Details:
Second DFC awarded as a bar for on the ribbon of the first DFC.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 1945
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Details:
Awarded posthumously with sword.
Krigskorset
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Awarded with palme.
St Olavsmedaljen

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