Folke Hauger Johannessen

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Folke Hauger Johannessen (2 December 1913 – 17 April 1997) was a Norwegian military officer, an admiral of the Royal Norwegian Navy. He served as Chief of Defence of Norway from 1964 to 1972.[1][2]

During World War II he was the deputy commander and commander of several Norwegian distroyers and a chief of an Escort Group in Convoy Service for the Allies in the North Atlantic.[3]

Hauger Johannessen was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav in 1972. He received the Grand Cross of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog and the Order of the Lion of Finland. He was a Commander of the American Legion of Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Folke Hauger Johannessen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Forsvarssjefen" (in Norwegian). www.mil.no. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Folke Hauger Johannessen Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Bjerga, Kjell Inge. "Folke Hauger Johannessen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Bjarne Øen
Chief of Defence of Norway
1964–1972
Succeeded by
Herman Fredrik Zeiner-Gundersen