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LILLEBROR wrote:A norwegian sq of spitfires had the day record of enemy planes taken down over England for some time.
Erik E wrote:Glad to see that you all agree, which is not the fact elsewhere..........
Some people means that Norway lost this status when the army laid down their weapons in June 40.
oleg wrote:Norwegian troops were used by Soviet Army during its Petsamo-Kirkiness operation (probably butchered that one) as far as I know they were regarded by RKKA as regular unit of an allied Army.
The soviets "invade"; Norway.
At the begining of Oct. 1944 the 53,000 men of the 19th Mountain corps were still some 45 miles inside Russia along the Litsa River and the neck of the Rybachi peninsula. The plan was for them to reach Lakselv some 160 miles West in Norway by 15th Nov.
On the 7th Oct. however the Soviet 14th Army and Northern fleet of some 133,500 men under Field Marshall Kirill Meretskov smashed into the weakest point of the German line, the junction between the 2nd and 6th Mountain Divisions.
A Soviet Naval Brigade was also landed to the West of Rybachi thereby outflanking the Germans. Rendulic fearing an encirclement of his forces ordered the 19th Mountain Corps to fall back into Norway. With the Soviets hard on their heels the Corps had reached Kirkenes by 20th Oct.
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