Normann Gabrielsen

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Date of birth

June 3, 1920

Date of death

August 3, 2000

Nick name

Engelen

Gender

Male

Nationality

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Birthplace

Ny-Hellesund

Place of living

Farsund

County

Vest-Agder

Maritime inquiries 1940 - 1945

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  • Participant in WW2
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    Registernummer under krigen: London 3557, NY 1284.

    I norske hæren 14. februar 1942.

    Andre kilder: 

    Skipsradiotelegrafisten som ble Linge-mann. Han ble født i Ny-Hellesund 3. juni 1920, vokste opp i Farsund og dro til sjøs som matros i 1937. Året etter tok han radioskolen og ble skipstelegrafist fra juni 1939. Fra desember 1940 seilte han med tankbåten " RANELLA" som i juni 1941 ble torpedert nordøst av Azorene. Gabrielsen overlevde 12 døgn i livbåt med i alt 14 mann og kom inn til Portugal. Fløyet til England i juli 1941, ble vervet til Kompani Linge. Han deltok i det britiske commandoraidet mot Reine i Lofoten julen 1941, og hoppet 25. november 1942 ut over Bykle. Etter en utsettelse kom han i gang med å etablere radioforbindelse med England. Siden instruerte han flere skipstelegrafister til å bli radiofolk for Milorg. I 1946 kom han til SAS, ble flyver i 1953, og sluttet som flyver på DC-8 med 22000 flytimer i 1978. Gabrielsen, som er dekorert med bl.a. St.Olavsmedaljen med ekegren, Krigskorset med sverd og britisk Kings Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom. Døde 3.august 2000.

    The National Archives, Kew:

    Fra rapport av CSM Cripps september 1942:
    "Parachute training report 3.10.42. STS 51. Course 27.9.42-2.10.42. Inst.Report All descents were made in perfect conditions giving soft landings.
    Individual report: Gabrielsen. Fit and athletic; he picked up the ground training extraordinarily quickly and jumped well. Young and very quiet. A sound type. Four descents - 1st Class. Sgt. Gabrielsen in absence of any other O.R.'s was accommodated in the Officers' Mess and was quiet, popular and well behaved. He was the right build for parachuting and did very well. He gave entire satisfaction."

    Fra rapport på Gabrielsen av Colonel R.W.Craddock 21. november 1945:
    "After taking part in the VAAGSØY raid on the West Coast of NORWAY in 1941 he received a bullet wound in his leg which considerably delayed his further departure to the Field. In October, 1942, he was dropped in south NORWAY but, owing to arrests in the neighbourhood, was forced to flee with his companion to STOCKHOLM. He returned to NORWAY on 1st June, 1943, as wireless operator to the Central Leadership of the Secret Military Organisation, and did very valuable work in keeping in contact with the U.K. under extremely difficult conditions. After six months in the neighbourhood of OSLO he was ordered to proceed to SWEDEN for a rest, and returned to the Field again on 29th March, 1944. From March until October he resumed his work with the Central Leadership and met with the same success as hitherto. In October 1944 he was ordered to London for a refresher course in wireless and returned to the Field in February 1945, remaining in the neighbourhood of Oslo until VE-Day."

    Sources

    RA/S-3545/G/Gg

    Wikipedia: https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Gabrielsen

    "Krigskorset og St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren", redigert av Erik Gjems-Onstad, Oslo 1995, s. 197.

    The National Archives, Kew: HS 9/551/4. I denne dokumentasjonen finnes utfyllende informasjon om Gabrielsen sin tjeneste utover det som står i Krigsseilerregisteret.