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Spangereid is a village at the southernmost point of the coastal road west of Mandal. From the E39 turn onto the 460 in the direction of Spangereid. On entering the village you come to a crossroads by a garage. Turn right here and the church is along here on the left. The Commonwealth war grave is near the western boundary of the churchyard.
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.
Spangereid Churchyard contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman.