This 504K (powered by a Sunbeam Dyak) served with the Sønnenfjeldske Flyavdeling at Kjeller from July 1921. The serial 103 had been re-allocated to this Kjeller Flyfabrikk assembled 504K after Avro 504A 103 (ex RFC B4306) had crashed on 1 April 1919.
The Bodø museum has two UH-1Bs on display, with '597' (ex US Army 60-3597) at the main entrance and inside is '079' (US Army 64-14079) in a white overall United Nations scheme, to support their operations in Lebanon in 1978.
On 15 June 193,1 Kaje I '33' struck the water Rødmosjøen lake in Leksdale, Norway. The pilot survived the crash, but the observer died. After 75 years at the bottom of the lake, the aircraft was raised and later restored.
On 25 April 1940, during Luftwaffe attacks on No.263 Squadron's base on the frozen Lesjaskogsvatnet, Norway, twelve Gladiators were destroyed or damaged, including 'HE-G' in which F/L Randolph Stuart Mills had been in combat earlier that day.
After some 'cosmetic modifications', such as the fitting of the Browning gun barrels in the nose and the 20mm cannon in the belly, this former RAFM Hendon T.III represents a 333 Squadron FB.VI (coded 'KK-T') after returning home to Norway in June 1945.
After some years indoors, T-37B-CE 57-2247 is now on display next to the Newton Flight Academy building in the aviation museum's car park area. The former 80th FTW aircraft has the ENJJTP (Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training) badge on the fin.
In 1989, the wreck of 16/141 was recovered by the Bodø Lufthistoriske Forening. On 29 March 1943, the Vajenga (Murmansk)-based machine was shot down by Luftwaffe fighters. Pilot Aleksej I. Tshasonikov force-landed at the Kudalsfjellet near Hamningberg.
Norseman 44-70546 was shipped to Europe in March 1945 for use by the 8th Air Force. In 1947, she transferred to Norway for service with Polar Fly at Narvik, registered LN-PAB. At the time of her crash, the PAB was in service with Wideroes Flyveselskap.
LN-PAB, ex-USAAF 44-70546, crashed on 3 September 1952, when she hit the shore during landing at Lake Gavnevann, in the Finnmark province in northern Norway. The wreckage was salvaged by the Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, in 2002.
This C.V-D was licence-built by the Haerens Flyvemaskinfabrikk at Kjeller and took part in the battles against invading German forces. '349' was evacuated to Sweden on 15 April 1940. In 1949 the Fokker was presented to the RNoAF.
Before transferring to the RNoAF, F-86F-35-NA Sabre 53-1206 served with the 48th FBW at Chaumont AB in France. The Sabre was with 331 Skvadron as 'FN-D' from July 1958 and later flew with 338 Skvadron.
MH350 entered service with 485 (NZ) Squadron in August 1943 as 'OU-V' and became the personal a/c of P/O Johnnie Houlton until June 1944. The Spit transferred to 332 Squadron as 'AH-V' in the spring of 1945. After the war MH350 served with 331 Skvadron.
On 5 October 1943, two Fw 190s of 14.(J)/JG 5, based at Petsamo, ran out of fuel in bad weather. Uffz Hans-Günther Kleemann parachuted to safety, but his aircraft, ‘Schwarze 3’ crashed some 40 kilometres west of Kongsfjord. The wreck was found in 198
On 13 April, 1942, after attacking Sovjet merchant vessels north of Hammerfest, ‘4D+AM’ of 4./KG 30, ran out of fuel. The crew abandoned the aircraft. 'AM' came down on high ground near Garddevarre, between Hammerfest and her base at Banak, Lakselv.
Ju 88 0881478 is on display at Bodø in the condition as found at the time of her recovery in 1988. On the port side of the fuselage the faint letters of a part of the Stammkennzeichen ‘BH+QQ’ can be discerned.