Harald Ovesen

The information on registered seafarers is not in all cases complete. As new sources are studied, information on engagements and medals etc. will be added to some of the already registered seafarers.

Date of birth

May 2, 1915

Date of death

September 28, 1977

Parents

Hans Ovesen

Gender

Male

Nationality

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Birthplace

Lyngen

County

Troms

Rank

U.D.M. (Utskrevet dekksmann - marinen)

Other

  • Participant in WW2
  • Londonregisteret:
    Registernummer under krigen: London 45386.

    18. mars 1943: Til den Norske Marine.

    Shetlandsgjengen. Heltene i Nordsjøen, s. 406:
    Innlemmet i Shetlandsgjengen: 16.3.1943, nr. c148.
    Antall turer: sesong 1943-44=13, sesong 1944-45=30.
    Overført annen virksomhet: 7.12.1945.

    Wikipedia

    The National Archives, Kew:

    "To be employed as Crewman at Shetland or Burghead Base., as from 23.3.1943."

    Ønsket å dra til England tidligere under krigen, men ble ikke til det før i 1942. Ankom Kjesæter i Sverige 6. oktober 1942. Skogsarbeid frem til 8. februar 1943. Deretter:

    "When he was called to Stockholm and asked by Captain REIMERT of the Naval Attache's Office if he wished to go to England, he said that he did and was then sent on to Consul NIELSEN at the British Legation.
    NIELSEN told him that if the was prepared to accept a dangerous job which would consist of assisting to sail boats between Scotland and Norway, he could go over to England straight away. Ovesen accepted at once and assuring NIELSEN that he was perfectly prepared to accept any risks involved."

    Forlot Sverige 28. september 1942. "Arrived: Leuchars 27.2.43. ex 'plane G-AGDE."

    Sources

    RA/S-2081/F/Fe/Fea/L0089
    «Shetlandsgjengen. Heltene i Nordsjøen», Asgeir Ueland, 2017.
    "Krigskorset og St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren", redigert av Erik Gjems-Onstad, Oslo 1995.
    The National Archives, Kew: HS 9/1131/6. Utfyllende historikk om Ovesen tiden 1939-1942 i dokumentasjonen.