NORWAY Sonsteby, Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann

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Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Sonsteby
  • FORENAME
Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann
  • UNIT
SN Section SOE
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Distinguished Service Order,Silver Star (US),Medal of Freedom with silver palm (US)
  • PLACE
Norway 1943-45
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 11.1.1918 Rjukan,Norway
Capt. Philip Hanstens Company,Nordmarka,Oslo 1940
courier for British Intelligence,Sweden October 1941
attached SOE Sweden 1942
Resistance 1942-43
Kompani Linge spring 1943
saboteur
Chief of Milorg's actiongroup November 1943
"Oslo-gang" 1943-45
aka Kjakan (The Chin) and No 24
Norwegian awards
War Cross with 3 swords (the highest in Norway)
Commander of St Olav
Spouse: Anne-Karin Jarlsby
Children: Marianne Sonsteby, Elisabeth Sonsteby
Died 10.5.2012, Oslo (Aged 94)
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