|Born||27 November 1909
|Died||23 February 2000|
|Commands held||HNoMS Hitra
Ingvald Olsen Eidsheim DSO, DSC (born 27 November 1909 in Hosanger, died 23 February 2000) was a Norwegian sailor and war hero. He joined the Shetland bus as the commander of Hitra. He conducted 43 trips to Norway.
From 1950 he served on the Central Defence Command Staff and eventually headed the Norwegian Home Guard staff. Following his retirement he committed himself to the restoration of his old ship Hitra.
Honours and awards
For his war efforts he received the highest Norwegian decoration, the War Cross with Sword, the British Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Service Cross, and the American Medal of Freedom.
On 25 August 2007 Eidsheim was honoured with a monument on the pier of Eknesvågen, Lindås. The monument was made by sculptor Arne Mæland and dedicated by Minister of Defence Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen.
|War Cross with Sword|
|Defence Medal 1940–1945||Distinguished Service Order||Distinguished Service Cross||Medal of Freedom|
- Erik Gjems-Onstad (red.): Krigskorset og St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren, Grøndahl og Dreyers Forlag, 1995, s. 155.
- «Britiske utmerkelser til norske og en svensk statsborger for fortjenester under krigen», Verdens Gang, 21 July 1948.