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TVEIT CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Norway
Identified Casualties:
2

Location Information

Tveit is on the south-eastern coast, 16 kilometres by road north of Kristiansand. From the E39, turn onto the 41 in the direction of Birkeland. Go past the airfield and through the village. Tveit church is signed to the right. The Commonwealth war graves are located by the big tree in 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.

Tveit Churchyard contains the graves of two Commonwealth airmen.