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21 Mar 1929

  • Crown Prince Olav of Norway married his first and second cousin Princess Märtha of Sweden at Oslo Cathedral in Norway. ww2dbase [Oslo | AC]
6 Mar 1940

  • The 19 survivors of Norwegian steamship Vestfoss, sunk by German aircraft five days prior, were landed at Oslo, Norway the trawler Star of Liberty. ww2dbase [Oslo | HM]
9 Apr 1940

  • Emden transferred 350 of her 600 carried troops onto Räumboote minesweepers, which would act as landing ships for the Oslo, Norway invasion operation. At 1555 hours, Emden began firing on the Oscarborg fortress. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | Emden | Oslo, Østlandet | CPC]
10 Apr 1940

  • Emden entered the port of Oslo, Norway and began serving as a communications ship coordinating messages between German Army, Navy, and Air Force units. ww2dbase [Emden | Oslo, Østlandet | CPC]
19 Apr 1940

Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1940
Three German Neubaufahrzeug heavy tanks at Oslo, Norway, 19 Apr 1940
24 Apr 1940

  • Emden was relieved of her duty as the communications ship at Oslo, Norway. ww2dbase [Emden | Oslo, Østlandet | CPC]
17 May 1940

7 Jun 1940

3 Sep 1941

Photo(s) dated 3 Sep 1941
SS-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, flanked by Heinrich Müller and Heinrich Fehlis and followed by Walter Schellenberg, Rudolf Schiedermair, and others, at the Ekeberg cemetery for German soldiers in Oslo, Norway, 3-6 Sep 1941
23 Dec 1944

15 May 1945

  • Crown Prince Olaf of Norway returned to Oslo in a Royal Navy destroyer and was greeted by a large crowd. ww2dbase [Oslo | AC]
10 Sep 1945

24 Oct 1945

  • Norwegian collaborator Vidkun Quisling was executed by firing squad at Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway. ww2dbase [Vidkun Quisling | Oslo | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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