Tirpitz

Fættenfjord, near Trondheim, Norway

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Fættenfjord 1942
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Fættenfjord 1942
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The memorial erected to commemorate the air crews in the British Royal Air Force Bomber Command that was killed during air attacks against Tirpitz in Fættenfjord in March and April 1942. Out of 534 men who took part in the attacks against Tirpitz 64 aircrew (12%) lost their lives. Some of them are buried at Stavne Cemetery in Trondheim.
The memorial erected to commemorate the air crews in the British Royal Air Force Bomber Command that was killed during air attacks against Tirpitz in Fættenfjord in March and April 1942. On top of the memorial stone one of the mines that was used in the attacks against Tirpitz can be seen as well as some of the anchor chain used for Tirpitz.
Memorial Inscription in Norwegian Memorial Inscription in English
FOR FRIHET
TIL MINNE OM ALLIERTE FLYMANNSKAPER
FRA ROYAL AIR FORCE
DREPT UNDER ANGREP OG REKOGNOSERING
PÅ DET TYSKE SLAGSKIPET TIRPITZ
I FÆTTENFJORD 1942.
I TAKK OG ÆRBØDIGHET
TIL DE SOM OFRET LIVET
FOR VÅR FELLES SAK.
REIST AV LOKALE KREFTER 1985
FOR FREEDOM
IN MEMORY OF THE ALLIED AIRCREWS
FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
KILLED IN ATTACKS AND RECONNAISSANCE
ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ
IN THE FÆTTENFJORD 1942.
IN GRATITUDE AND VENERATION
TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR OUR COMMON CAUSE.
ERECTED BY LOCAL PEOPLE 1985


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