Ingvald Eidsheim

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Ingvald Eidsheim
Born 27 November 1909
Hosanger, Norway
Died 23 February 2000
Allegiance Norway
Rank Kommandørkaptein
(Commander (N))
Unit Shetland Bus
Commands held HNoMS Hitra
HNoMY Norge
HNoMS Hitra, Eidsheims old ship, in Scalloway, Shetland June 2003

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.[citation needed]

After the war he worked as a civilian until he rejoined the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1948 and amongst other assignments commanded the Norwegian Royal Yacht Norge.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Honours and awards[edit]

For his war efforts he received the highest Norwegian decoration, the War Cross with Sword,[1] the British Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Service Cross,[2] and the American Medal of Freedom.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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War Cross with Sword 
Defence Medal 1940–1945 Distinguished Service Order Distinguished Service Cross Medal of Freedom

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erik Gjems-Onstad (red.): Krigskorset og St. Olavsmedaljen med ekegren, Grøndahl og Dreyers Forlag, 1995, s. 155.
  2. ^ «Britiske utmerkelser til norske og en svensk statsborger for fortjenester under krigen», Verdens Gang, 21 July 1948.

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