Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Honored Allies Wednesday: Leif A. Larsen (Norway)

"Leif Andreas Larsen joined the Shetland Bus, the popular name for the clandestine naval operation in World War II between the Shetland Islands and Nazi-occupied Norway, in the Finnish Winter War.  In total he made 52 tours to Norway and back with fishing vessels and submarine chasers, transporting secret agents, weapons, radios and other supplies.  Larsen, known as 'Shetlands Larsen', became the highest decorated Norwegian in WWII.  After the war Larsen had a major role in organizing the naval branch of the Norwegian Home Guard." 

Another honored ally,

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