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SANDE IN VESTFOLD CEMETERY

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
7

Location Information

Sande is a town on the north west coast of the Oslofjord, south of Drammen. From the E18 follow the signs into the town. The cemetery is located opposite the level crossing, and the Commonwealth war graves will be found near the front wall of the churchyard.

Historical Information

During the Second World War, Norway was of strategic importance to the Germans. Their invasion on 9 April 1940 was sudden and widespread and despite Allied intervention, the entire country was under German occupation by early June. Thereafter, Allied activity in Norway was confined to raids and special operations, with the Commonwealth air forces providing support to Norwegian resistance groups until the German capitulation in May 1945. There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards.

Sande in Vestfold Cemetery contains the graves of seven Commonwealth airmen.