Bjarne Øen

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Bjarne Øen (November 6, 1898 in Oslo – September 20, 1994 in Oslo) was a Norwegian pilot and military officer. During World War II he played a central role in building up the Royal Norwegian Air Force in Canada and the United Kingdom.

In 1929, Øen received the King's Medal of Merit in gold. In 1947 he was awarded the title of Commander with Star of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, for his war contributions.[1] He served as Chief of Defence of Norway (Norwegian: sjef for Forsvarsstaben) from 1957 to 1963.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohr, Wilhelm. "Bjarne Øen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Bjarne Øen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 3 November 2009.