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STADSBYGD CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
2
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
10.00875
Latitude:
63.49905

Location Information

The village of Stadsbygd is on the north side of the Trondheim Fjord in north west Norway. From the E6 to Trondheim exit onto the 715 (Fosen) and follow the signs for the ferry from Flakk to Rorvik. Having crossed the Fjord on the ferry take the 717 signed for Stadsbygd. Follow the 717 through Stadsbygd towards Risa and the white wooden church can be seen on the left hand side of the road.

From the entrance to the churchyard leading off the car park, follow the path past the door of the church and round to the left. Follow the path for a further 30 metres along the side of the church and the two Portland Commission headstones can be found on the right side.

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.

Stadsbygd Churchyard contains the graves of two men of the Fleet Air Arm.